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Ascential DataStage. Version 7. Part No. They are pr ovided under, and are subject to, the terms and conditions of a license agreement between Ascential and the licensee, and may not be transferred, disclosed, or otherwise provided to third parties, unless otherwise permit ted by that agreement. No portion of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without th e prior written permission of Ascential.

The specifications and other information contained in this document for some purpos es may not be complete, curr ent, or correct, and are subject to change without notice. If you are acquiring this software on behalf of the U. If you are acquiring the software on behalf of the Department of Defense, the software shall be classified as "Commercial Computer Software" and the Government shall have only "Restricted Rights" as defined in Clause All rights reserv ed.

The software delivered to Licensee may contain third-party software code. See Legal Notices legalnotices. How to Use this Guide. It is inten ded for application developers and system administrators who want to use DataStage to design and develop data warehousing applications. These provide general descriptions of the DataStage Manager and DataStage Designer, and give you enough info rmation to get you up and running. This manual contains more specif ic information and is intended to be used as a reference guide.

It gi ves detailed information about stage editors for particular data sources. It also provides information about the powerful programming facilities that are built into DataStage. To find particular topics you can:. Use the Adobe Acrobat Reader bookmarks.

The guide contains links both to other topics within t he guide, and to other guides in the DataStage manual set. The links are shown in blue. Note that, if you follow a link to another manual, you will jump to that manual and lose your plac e in this manual. Such links are shown in italics. Organization of This Manual. This manual contains the following:. Chapter 1 provides a general introd uction to DataStage server jobs. Chapter 2 gives a guide to optimizi ng the performanc e of server jobs.

Chapter 3 describes the ODBC stage editor. Chapter 4 describes the UniVerse stage editor. Chapter 5 describes the UniD ata 6 stage editor. Chapter 6 describes the Has hed File stage editor. Chapter 7 describes the UniData stage editor. Chapter 8 describes the Sequentia l File stage editor. Chapter 9 describes the Transfo rmer stage editor. Chapter 10 describes the Aggr egator stage editor. Chapter 11 describes the Fol der stage editor.

Chapter 12 describes the Inter-process stage editor. Chapter describes the Link Partitioner stage editor. Chapter 14 describes the Link Collector stage editor.

Chapter 15 explains how plug-ins work and describes the standard plug-in stage editor. Chapter 16 describes the debugger that you can use with server jobs.

It also tells you how to compile and release a DataStage server job. Chapter 17 gives an overview of the programming facilities that are available in DataStage. It enables you to produce custom components.

Documentation Conventions. This manual uses the fo llowing conventions:. In syntax, bold indicates commands, function names, keywords, and options that must be input exactly as shown. In text, bold indicates keys to press, function names, and menu selections. In syntax, italic indicates information that you supply.

In text, italic also indicates UNIX comm ands and options, file names, and pathnames. In text, plain indicates Windows commands and options, file names, and path names. The Lucida Typewriter font indicates examples of source code and system output. Brackets enclose optional items. Do not type the brackets unless indicated. Braces enclose nonoptional items from which you must select at least one. Do not type the braces.

A vertical bar separating items indicates that you can choose only one item. Do not type the vertical bar. Three periods indicate that more of the same type of item can optionally follow.

A right arrow between menu commands indicates you should choose each command in sequence. This line. The continuation character is used in source code examples to indicate a line that is too long to fit on the page, but must be entered as a single line on screen.

Item mark. For example, the item mark I in the following string delimits elements 1 and 2, and elements 3 and Field mark. Value mark. S Subvalue mark. T Text mark. The following conventi ons are also used:. Syntax definitions and examples ar e indented for ease in reading.

All punctuation marks included in the syntax—for example, commas, parentheses, or quotation marks—are required unless otherwise indicated.

Syntax lines that do not fit on one line in th is manual are continued on subsequent line s. The continuation lines are indented. When entering syntax, type the entire syntax entry, including the continuation lines , on the same input line. User Interface Conventions. The following picture of a typical Da taStage dialog box illustrates the terminology used in describi ng user interface elements:. The Inputs Page. The DataStage user interface make s extensive use of tabbed pages, sometimes nesting them to enable you to reach the controls you need from within a single di alog box.

In the example. D ataStage Documentation. When using context sensitive online help you will find that each page has a separate help topic, bu t each tab uses the help topic for the parent page. You can jump to the help pages for the separ ate tabs from within the online help. DataStage Documentation. DataStage documentation in cludes the following:. These guides are also available online in PDF format. You can use the Acrobat search fa cilities to search the whole DataStage document set.

Extensive online help is also suppli ed. This is especially useful when you have become familiar with using DataStage and need to look up particular pieces of information.

User Interface. Chapter 1. DataStage Server Jobs. Custom Resources. Chapter 2. Optimizing Performance in Server Jobs.

DataStage Jobs and. Single Processor and Multi-Processor Systems. Partitioning and Collecting Diagnosing Job Limitations. Interpreting Performance Statistics. File Design.


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