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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Pack for SAP Applications and References, known issues and limitations

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  • IDoc Load stage editor: column definitions are not saved unless the Columns tab is opened
  • Use only ASCII characters for some of the configuration parameters
  • The ABAP stage SQL builder does not support job parameters in the SQL IN clause.
  • Multi-instance jobs with the multiple instances running at the same time are only supported for ABAP stage with the RFC data transfer method.
    For the other stages, the limitation is due to temporary runtime artifacts that don't account for job Invocation ID (241617)
  • When installing the Pack using the patch installer (ispkg) the file Version.xml is not updated with the Pack version (261920)
  • Installing an Information Server Fixpack after installing the Pack for SAP Applications overrides the Pack version recorded in Version.xml (e.g. becomes (232657)
  • When using DS Designer to design jobs using the Pack stages, unless instructed by IBM Support otherwise, make sure RFC tracing is disabled (environment variable RFC_TRACE is set to 0 or not defined). There were reports of unexpected errors with the trace on (274673)
  • The desktop shortcut for the Datastage Administrator for SAP does not work when used with the Datastage Multi-Cient Manager. Use instead the Start Menu shortcut for the intended IS version - for example Start Menu / IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.5 / DataStage Administrator for SAP.  (261866)

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Modified date:
05 October 2018