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DataStage Job deletion error "Unable to delete the item(s). Delete object for "\JobName' failed. Cannot find <job JobName>. "

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempt to delete a DataStage job received "Unable to delete the item(s). Delete object for "\JobName' failed. Cannot find job <JobName>. "


This error occurs when DataStage was not shut down successfully causing job file corruption.

Resolving the problem

To resolve the issue:

  • Use the SyncProject tool

The SyncProject tool needs to be run on the DataStage server to fix the corrupted files.

For version 8.0.1 and 8.1, the SyncProject tool is not available for download.

Please contact IBM InfoSphere Information Server Support to obtain the SyncProject tool and instruction on running the tool.

For version 8.5, 8.7, and 9.1, the SynchProject tool is available within InfoSphere Information Server and is located under:

  • /opt/IBM/InformationServer/ASBNode/bin (UNIX/Linux default location)
  • C:/IBM/InformationServer/ASBNode/bin (Windows default location)

Additional information on using the SyncProject tool to recover projects can be found in InfoCenter:

Version 8.5:

Version 8.7:

Version 9.1:

Related information

How to Recover Project using SyncProject Tool
Using SyncProject to fix DataStage Login error (39125)

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere DataStage

Software version: 8.0.1, 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 9.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1620508

Modified date: 30 January 2013

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