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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 18, 2019

Excel file format should be supported as source data in the ETL project.

Excel file format should be supported as source data in the ETL project.

Needed by Date Dec 31, 2019
  • Guest
    Jul 7, 2020

    Thank you for the comment.

    As DataStage user in my client will not use Windows client, please consider Excel support in near future.

  • Admin
    Scott Brokaw
    Jun 6, 2020

    Thank you for your request. This can be accomplished today through the DataStage Windows client connecting to Cloud Pak for Data. We will look to further expand the stages supported in the web client at a future release.


Excel file have to be supported as input and output in DataStage

In Data Stage, Excel file(xls, xlsx) should be supported as input and output. The reason why we need to use Excel file is one of the client's system is using Excel file ,and that will be input/output in DataStage.
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Functionality already exists