BASIC Language Reference

You can use the BASIC language to create routines and transforms for use with server jobs, or with BASIC transformers in parallel jobs.

This reference material describes the IBM InfoSphere® DataStage® BASIC programming language. It is for experienced programmers and includes explanations of all BASIC statements and functions supported by InfoSphere DataStage as well as information regarding the use of BASIC with InfoSphere DataStage in the UNIX and Windows environments. If you have never used BASIC, read the introductory topics before you begin. Before using any statement or function, thoroughly read its description in BASIC Statements and Functions.