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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 5, 2016

Unwanted consolidation/aggregation of XML data

I am using XML Output Stage in DataStage 11.3, to generate an XML chunk.

Assume my input has rows like these (simplified):
InvoiceNo SupplierVAT SupplierCountry SupplierName
123 VAT1 NL Annette
456 VAT1 NL Annette
789 VAT1 NL AnnetteH
147 VAT1 NL AnnetteHB

Expected output is 4 rows:

123

VAT1
NL
Annette



456

VAT1
NL
Annette



789

VAT1
NL
AnnetteH



147

VAT1
NL
AnnetteHB



But in stead, DataStage is aggregating in a wrong way, and I am getting 3 rows, where row 1 and 2 are merged into 1 piece, as the rows are identical, apart from the InvoiceNo column:

123
456

VAT1
NL
Annette



789

VAT1
NL
AnnetteH



147

VAT1
NL
AnnetteHB



Second output is not valid XML.

I don't have InvoiceNo identified as Key column anywhere, and I don't want to generate "single row" output, as this will result in many separate output files, that later need to be put together as 1 final XML file. That is easier done, if output is all listed in 1 Aggregated XML chunk file.

I would like to get a checkmark or something like that, that gives me the choice whether or not DataStage should or should not aggregate the information in the wrong way described above.
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Sep 25, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this idea. We are not considering any enhancement on 11.3.

    We would advise you to move to a more recent version of the product (11.7.1.1).

    If you feel you still have concerns on a more recent version of the product, feel free to let us know and update the RFE.

    Thanks again for your feedback on our products.