ODBC stage

The ODBC stage is used to represent a database that supports the industry-standard Open Database Connectivity API. The ODBC stage is a passive connectivity stage.

When you use IBM® InfoSphere® DataStage® to access external data sources, you can choose from a collection of connectivity options. For most new jobs, use the ODBC Connector stage, which offers better functionality and performance than the ODBC stage.

If you have jobs that use the ODBC stage and want to use the connector, use the Connector Migration Tool to migrate jobs to use the connector.