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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2016

Dynamic File Splitter Stage

I would like a file stage that would dynamically create flat files based on a field or a combination of fields within the input data. By dynamic I mean that if the field being used to determine the split today has 3 unique values then 3 separate files for each unique value should be created. If tomorrow the field has 5 unique values then 5 files should be created. The filename for each of these files created should be able to use the values of the field that is causing the dynamic split.

IBM's own Product Manager who was or still is, Tony Curcio, might have been working on something like this years ago through my discussions with him but I never saw it released so there might be a prototype similar to my request out there.