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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 10, 2020

Increase Source Code and Source Name Length in IBM MDM SE

We are in middle of migrating our MDM system from one of the other Vendor to IBM InfoSphere MDM Standard Edition.

There are some source codes which are of length greater than 12 characters and source names which are off length greater than 40 characters in the existing MDM system, but we are not able to move them to IBM MDM because of length limitation on respective fields.

And also there are some source codes which have HYPHEN - which is not currently an allowed character in IBM MDM.

And also in Source names we have characters like PERIOD COMMA OPEN CLOSE PARANTHESIS which are not currently allowed characters in IBM MDM.

Needed by Date Dec 9, 2020
  • Admin
    MAY LI
    Nov 13, 2020

    Hi Pavan,

    First of all, we recognize this as a very valid enhancement request. Thank you for that.

    Our top priority right now is cloud native next generation MDM on the Cloud Pak for Data platform. Given the current MDM architecture maturity and IBM's strategy, we are rejecting this enhancement request.

    We suggested to use a source code/name that's within the length limitation and not to increase the column length to stay in supported state.

    Thank You

  • Admin
    MAY LI
    Nov 10, 2020

    Thank you - Pavan - for the submission. We will investigate and follow up here with status.