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Status Future consideration
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2019

HASH function

Currently the HASH function is implemented as a "User Defined Function" within DataStage. This functionality was developed as-is so it's not working when trying to optimize the job with BalOpt.


DataStage development  team took the Hash code provided by Netezza  team and compiled it to create a shared library. That shared library was registered as User Defined Function within DataStage and started being used. Some changes were made in the code provided by Netezza  to adhere to PX requirements.


As an User Defined Function, this allow the user to have similar Hash use within DataStage job design and not possible to use within Balance Optimizer or any other purpose.

Needed by Date Jun 30, 2019