IBM InfoSphere DataStage Jobs


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IBM DataStage is a powerful data integration and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tool by IBM and it helps organizations extract data from various sources, transform it to meet specific business requirements, and load it into target systems such as data warehouses, data marts, and operational data stores. This Universal Task allows Stonebranch users to schedule, trigger, monitor, and orchestrate the InfoSphere DataStage jobs directly from Universal Controller via the InfoSphere DataStage Command-line Interface(CLI). It also helps to set up dependencies between Datastage jobs and other applications or platforms using UAC workflows and trigger DataStage Jobs from UAC either time-based or event-based.

Version Information

Template NameVersion
CS Datastage CLI1.0.0

Refer to Changelog for version history information.

Software Requirements

This integration requires a Universal Agent and a Python runtime to execute the Universal Task.

Software Requirements for Universal Template and Universal Task

Requires Python 3.7.6 or higher. Tested with the Universal Agent bundled Python distribution.

Software Requirements for Universal Agent

Both Windows and Linux agents are supported.

  • Universal Agent for Windows x64 Version and later with Python options installed.
  • Universal Agent for Linux Version and later with Python options installed.
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage Client (CLI) installed in the agent host and accessible to the UAC execution User.
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage Client supported versions - 8.5,9.1,11.3,11.5 & 11.7

Software Requirements for Universal Controller

Universal Controller Version and later.

Network and Connectivity Requirements

IBM InfoSphere DataStage Client (CLI) installed in the agent host is configured to connect with the DataStage Server.

Key Features

This Universal Task provides the following features:

  • Ability to schedule, trigger & orchestrate the execution of Datastage jobs.
  • Monitor the DataStage job execution.
  • Resumes a Restartable DataStage Job from UAC ( “-mode RESTART” to the parameters).
  • Print DataStage job logs post-execution.

Import Universal Template

To use the Universal Template, you first must perform the following steps.

  1. This Universal Task requires the Resolvable Credentials feature. Check that the Resolvable Credentials Permitted system property has been set to true.

  2. To import the Universal Template into your Controller, follow these instructions.

  3. When the files have been imported successfully, refresh the Universal Templates list; the Universal Template will appear on the list.

Modifications of this integration, applied by users or customers, before or after import, might affect the supportability of this integration. For more information refer to Integration Modifications.

Configure Universal Task

For a new Universal Task, create a new task, and enter the required input fields.

Input Fields

FieldInput typeDefault valueTypeDescription
ServerRequired-TextThe DataStage server hostname or the IP address
Datastage CredentialsRequired-CredentialsThe Datastage user credentials for job execution, The Credentials definition should be as follows.
  • User as "Runtime User".
  • User Password as "Runtime Password".
DomainRequired-TextThe Domain of the DataStage server.
ProjectRequired-TextThe Project from where the DataStage job needs to be identified.
Job NameRequired-TextThe IBM Infosphere DataStage Job Name
ParametersOptional-Large Text

The parameters for the execution of InfoSphere DataStage jobs

Example : -param FI_CODE=002 -param DS_DT=2022-05-06 -param ENV_PARAM=DEV -mode RESTART

Refer here for the valid dsjob run command parameters.

Wait for Success or FailureRequiredTrueBooleanIf selected, the task will continue running until Job reaches the "SUCCEDED" or "FAILED" state.
Print Job LogsRequiredFalseBooleanPrints the entire log details by using CLI "dsjob -logdetail"
Reset ModeRequiredFalseBooleanResets the IBM Infosphere Datastage Job using the CLI option - "dsjob -run -mode RESET"

Task Examples

IBM Infosphere DataStage Job Definition 

IBM DataStage Orchestrated using UAC Workflow

Task Output

Exit Codes

The exit codes for this Universal Extension are described below.

Exit CodeStatus Classification CodeStatus Classification DescriptionStatus Description
0SUCCESSSuccessful ExecutionSUCCESS: Successful Task execution
1FAILEDFailed ExecutionFailed: DataStage job execution Failed


STDOUT and STDERR provide additional information to User. The populated content can be changed in future versions of this extension without notice. Backward compatibility is not guaranteed.

Document References

This document references the following documents.

Document LinkDescription
Universal TemplatesUser documentation for creating, working with and understanding Universal Templates and Integrations.
Universal TasksUser documentation for creating Universal Tasks in the Universal Controller user interface.
CredentialsUser documentation for creating and working with credentials.
Resolvable Credentials Permitted PropertyUser documentation for Resolvable Credentials Permitted Property.

Integration Modifications

Modifications applied by users or customers, before or after import, might affect the supportability of this integration. The following modifications are discouraged to retain the support level as applied for this integration.

  • Python code modifications should not be done.
  • Template Modifications
    • General Section
      • "Name", "Extension", "Variable Prefix", "Icon" should not be changed.
    • Universal Template Details Section
      • "Template Type", "Agent Type", "Send Extension Variables", "Always Cancel on Force Finish" should not be changed.
    • Result Processing Defaults Section
      • Success and Failure Exit codes should not be changed.
      • Success and Failure Output processing should not be changed.
    • Fields Restriction Section
      The setup of the template does not impose any restrictions, However with respect to "Exit Code Processing Fields" section.
      1. Success/Failure exit codes need to be respected.
      2. In principle, as STDERR and STDOUT outputs can change in follow-up releases of this integration, they should not be considered as a reliable source for determining success or failure of a task.

Users and customers are encouraged to report defects, or feature requests at Stonebranch Support Desk.


ut-cs-datastage-1.0.0 (2023-07-28)

Initial Version