Parallel jobs on Windows fail with APT_IOPort::readBlkVirt;error

This a known error for windows systems and applies to DataStage and DataQuality jobs using the any or all the three join type stages (Join, Merge, and Lookup). Error Message <<Link name>>,0: APT_IOPort::readBlkVirt: read for block header, partition 0, [fd 4], returned -1 with errno 10,054 (Unknown error) Message ID IIS-DSEE-TFIO-00223 Applies To Windows systems … Continue reading Parallel jobs on Windows fail with APT_IOPort::readBlkVirt;error

DataStage – How to Pass the Invocation ID from one Sequence to another

When you are controlling a chain of sequences in the job stream and taking advantage of reusable (multiple instances) jobs it is useful to be able to pass the Invocation ID from the master controlling sequence and have it passed down and assigned to the job run.  This can easily be done with needing to … Continue reading DataStage – How to Pass the Invocation ID from one Sequence to another

DataStage – How to use single quoted parameter list in an Oracle Connector

While working with a client’s 9.1 DataStage version, I ran into a situation where they wanted to parameterize SQL where clause lists in an Oracle Connector stage, which honestly was not very straight forward to figure out.  First, if the APT_OSL_PARAM_ESC_SQUOTE is not set and single quotes are used in the parameter, the job creates unquoted … Continue reading DataStage – How to use single quoted parameter list in an Oracle Connector

How to know if your Oracle Client install is 32 Bit or 64 Bit

  How to know if your Oracle Client install is 32 Bit or 64 Bit Sometimes you just need to know if your Oracle Client install is 32 bit or 64 bit. But how do you figure that out? Here are two methods you can try. The first method Go to the %ORACLE_HOME%\inventory\ContentsXML folder and … Continue reading How to know if your Oracle Client install is 32 Bit or 64 Bit

Oracle – How to get a list of user permission grants

Since the Infosphere, information server, repository, has to be installed manually with the scripts provided in the IBM software, sometimes you run into difficulties. So, here’s a quick script, which I have found useful in the past to identify user permissions for the IAUSER on Oracle database’s to help rundown discrepancies in user permissions.   … Continue reading Oracle – How to get a list of user permission grants

SFDC – Using a timestamp literal in a where clause

Working with timestamp literals in the Infosphere SFDC Connector soql is much like working date literals.  So, here a quick example which may save you some time. SOQL Timestamp String Literals Where Clause Rules Basically, the timestamp pattern is straight forward and like the process for dates, but there are some differences. The basic rules … Continue reading SFDC – Using a timestamp literal in a where clause