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DataStage: How can I assign value into Job Parameter?

DataStage: How can I assign value into Job Parameter?

DataStage: How can I assign value into Job Parameter?

As I don't want to hard code the Job Parameter into the DataStage Job, is it possible to read some parameter value from the configuration file (for example, config.ini), then assign those values into Job Parameter? If so, could somebody give me a sample to do that please?

In case, the above scenario can be done, is it possible that I write it as a routine? But if I write it as a routine, how can I refer to DataStage Job's Job Parameter? Please give me some sample code.

Thanks a lot.

RE: DataStage: How can I assign value into Job Parameter?

Hi Lawan,

Create a routine ReadParameter like :

FUNCTION ReadParameter(ParameterName, DefaultValue,ConfigFile)

* Function : ReadParameter - Read parameter value from configuration file
* Arg      : ParameterName  (default=JOB_PARAMETER)
*         DefaultValue   (default='')
*            Config file    (default=@PATH/config.ini)
* Return   : Parameter value from config file

  If ParameterName = "" Then ParameterName = "JOB_PARAMETER"
  If ConfigFile = "" Then ConfigFile = @PATH:"/config.ini"

  ParameterValue = DefaultValue

  OpenSeq ConfigFile To fCfg
    Else Call DSLogFatal("Error opening file ":ConfigFile, "ReadParameter")

  While ReadSeq Line From fCfg
    If Trim(Field(Line,'=',1)) = ParameterName
      ParameterValue = Trim(Field(Line,'=',2))

  CloseSeq fCfg

  Ans = ParameterValue


You can define parameters values in you config file (/ds/config?ini as an example) in the form :

  Parameter = Value
  InputFile = /ds/file.dat

To set the value of parameter 'InputFile', in your Job code :

DEFFUN ReadParameter(ParameterName, DefafaultValue, ConfigFile) CALLING "DSU.ReadParameter"

PrmName    = 'InputFile'
PrmConfig  = '/ds/config.ini'

PrmDefault = DSGetParamInfo(DSJ.ME, PrmName, DSJ.PARAMDEFAULT)
PrmValue   = ReadParameter(PrmName, PrmDefault, PrmConfig)
ErrCode    = DSSetParam(DSJ.ME, PrmName, PrmValue)

Call DSLogInfo("InputFile is ":PrmValue, DSJobName)

Jean Pierre.

RE: DataStage: How can I assign value into Job Parameter?

hi there!

this is a rather different approach. it doesnt read from a config file, though.
what we did was create batch files wherein repeatedly-used parameters were assigned to variables and those variables in turn were passed as parameters during the run job statement. The paramaters of course had to be defined in the Designer [Edit-Job Property-Parameter]

sample code:
set Db=dbname
set Usr=usrnme
set Pass=paswrd

dsjob -run Job1 -param DbName=%Db% -param DbUid=%Usr% -param DbPass=%Pass%
dsjob -run Job2 -param DbName=%Db% -param DbUid=%Usr% -param DbPass=%Pass%
dsjob -run JobN -param DbName=%Db% -param DbUid=%Usr% -param DbPass=%Pass%

hope this helps!

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