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  • 1.  Dsx or Isx

    Posted Mon March 21, 2022 04:00 PM

    Does anyone knows  if IBM is going to retire the dsx format and have only isx for datastage code portability.
    We have some automation  on dsx which then in this case need refactoring  to isx ,not sure if it's even possible

    Balaji Karthik P

  • 2.  RE: Dsx or Isx

    Posted Tue March 22, 2022 03:03 AM
    As far as I know, DaaS (DataStage as a Service) will only support ISX and will also only be able to import ISX files from a certain version upward. But this should be best answered by IBM prduct management. For me this is also unfortunate, for I have stored the exploits of my former projects as DSXs and would have to convert them to ISX to reuse the code fragments.

    Ralf Martin
    Principal Consultant
    Infologistix GmbH

  • 3.  RE: Dsx or Isx

    IBM Champion
    Posted Tue March 22, 2022 03:38 AM
    As I know there is not any plans for Dsx support anymore. For migration between IS and CP4D you have to use ISX files. In CP4D itself JSON extracts are planned.

    I agree that DSX is useful format for job manipulating (especially if you have some framework in your environment). ISX could be also modified externally. ISX is just zip file with xml files inside. XML are not similar to XML Designer output (which is DSX split into XML nodes) but more related to XMETA structure.

    Marcin Molak

  • 4.  RE: Dsx or Isx

    Posted Tue March 22, 2022 12:58 PM
    Information server which is the latest version of non containerised DataStage continues to support dsx, xml and isx formats for DataStage exports

    Cloud Pak for Data for containerised version you can migrate DataStage jobs using isx format

    Mark Lee

  • 5.  RE: Dsx or Isx

    Posted Tue March 22, 2022 01:17 PM
    Thank you Mark .The specific pain point here is that we have invested in a tool to  generate jobs in dsx .If CP4D cannot import jobs in dsx the tool needs to be re-written to generate jobs in isx .Can there be a functionality where a dsx can be converted to isx or something similar in those lines.

    Balaji Karthik P