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Explain Wrapped, Build and Custom stages?

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Wrapped stage
Enables you to run an existing sequential program in parallel
Build stage
Enables you to write a C expression that is automatically generated into a parallel custom stage.
Custom stage
Provides a complete C++ API for developing complex and extensible stages.

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Custom: This allows knowledgeable Orchestrate users to specify
an Orchestrate operator as a DataStage stage. This is then available
to use in DataStage Parallel jobs.

Build: This allows you to design and build your own bespoke
operator as a stage to be included in DataStage Parallel Jobs.

Wrapped: This allows you to specify a UNIX command to be
executed by a DataStage stage. You define a wrapper file that in
turn defines arguments for the UNIX command and inputs and

Note: The above answer is for Parallel jobs


  • Feb 15th, 2012

Datastage allows you to create your own stages with custom properties.

There are three types of custom stages:

This is Orchestrate based custom stage. Orchestrate operators are used for defining the functionality of the job.

This is C++ based custom stage. Functionality has to be specified in C++ code. This is then assembled with Build type stage.

This is UNIX based custom stage. We can define the functionality by specifying the UNIX commands. These UNIX commands become the code of the stage.


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