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Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 17, 2016

DataStage connector for SalesForce should attempt reconnecting several times if connection is temporarily interrupted

This is referring to IBM Infosphere DataStage v11.5! I could not find this exact product in the list.
ETL jobs that are connecting to SalesForce to fetch data do not extract all available data reliably. Sometimes the connection is briefly interrupted but as confirmed by IBM support. the DataStage SalesForce connector is not designed in such a way that it could resume / retry connecting. In our view, this is a very important and mandatory feature, without which the usability of the connector is compromised. As the connector behaves today, we are fetching every time a different number of rows from SalesForce even though there is no significant variability in the source.
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Aug 7, 2020

    This is already available :

    JR44781: Salesforce Connector does not reconnect in case of connect failure or resend query incase of query failure

    Avaliable in IS 11.5.1 and above