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Accurate TIMESTAMP values for the detailed DataStage log reports.

DataStage's detailed log reports do not have accurate TIMESTAMP values that represent when any of the underlying events actually started and/or completed. We have dozens of jobs that run for a half an hour or longer and without having accurate TIM...
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Needs more information

HA scripts with LSB compliant

We have a built a new HA cluster with redhat pacemaker and trying to create resources with HAScripts provided with the Datastage HAinstallation but the HAScript provided for the WAS & InfoSvrEngine start/stop requires more options such as stat...
about 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Data Stage Integration/Connectivity with Infor ( source

Hello, Problem Statement: Recently we came to know from IBM Support that Data Stage can't connect to Infor using jdbc connector stage. I am submitting this new idea based on IBM rep's recommendation. Please see IBM case# TS008021248. Benefits/Valu...
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Under review

DataStage Audit

Management needs the ability to track the following: => logins by user and time => logout by user and time => All changes made by selected user within the project => When time changes were made by the selected user by project(s) and by...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 3 Future consideration

IBM Datastage job migrated from V11.5 to V11.7 and use the Azure File System for storage account

We have migrated our jobs from V11.5 to V11.7 environment and uses soft link to Azure file system (storage account) for users input/output files. users are not allowed to drop files on server local system due to Azure server restriction on our env...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 3 Is a defect

Query / Set DS Project NLS setting using command line

Need command line option to query & set NLS setting for a datastage project. currently it is handled thru GUI which is very time consuming for large volume of projects and looking for options to validate / automate programmatically.
almost 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

CASE suppot for transformer

Support Case construct in Transformer derivation
about 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Serverside job compilation

Job compilation is now available in Flow Designer introduced in v11.7 with API. Can this API be open or from command line on server
almost 4 years ago in DataStage 1 Planned for future release

Lookup with multiple reference links

Lookup Stage with multiple reference link does not mention on which link duplicatates occur.
almost 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

The DataStage Balanced Optimizer does not support range lookups in lookup stage

Jobs that contain lookup stages that contain a range lookup, when optimized do not have SQL generated that enforces the lookup range. Response from IBM Support case (TS001477845) is to open RFE as DataStage is working as intended.
almost 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration