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Status Future consideration
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 19, 2018

Supress metadata check in ODBC connector

The ODBC connector compares the metadata in DataStage with the metadata in the target system. When there is a mismatch in the metadata, warnings are issued in the DataStage Director log.
Please add an option, so this check can be disabled for specific jobs.
When connecting to for example ThoughtSpot, we get warnings "IIS-CONN-DAAPI-00396 ODBC_Connector_7: Writing the WVARCHAR column into a VARCHAR database column can cause data loss or corruption due to character set conversion” ", however ThoughtSpot varchar columns support UTF-8 and can load the nvarchar data.

We can currently suppress the warnings from DataStage Director for individual jobs. However suppression of warnings in individual jobs is hard to manage and not preferred in our DataStage standards.