InfoSphere Information Server Version 9.1 fixes that require post-installation steps

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Certain APAR fixes require post-installation steps to use the fixes. The following tables list only those fixes. For the complete list of fixes, refer to the links in the Related Information section at the end of this document.

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Information Server, Version 9.1.2
After you install a fix pack, review the following table to find fixes that impact your jobs. If you find an applicable fix, follow the instructions to use that fix in your jobs.
Connectivity
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Removes extra spaces for varchar column by adding the environment variable APT_INFX_PAD_VARCHAR. To get the correct varchar data:
Add the environment variable APT_INFX_PAD_VARCHAR and set the value to 1.
For CLOB data type in DB2 EE:
Supports CLOB data type up to 60K bytes in DB2 EE by adding the environment variable APT_DB2_INLINE_CLOB.
To support the CLOB data type:
  • Add the environment variable APT_DB2_INLINE_CLOB and set the value to 60000 and
  • Set the Job Property as Use ASCII Delimited Format=True
DataStage Core
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Avoids the problem of job sequence code generator by generating the correct code for this job sequence design. Recompiles all the job sequences that use loop activities.
Avoids the data to be corrupted when moved between different data types without issuing a warning justification. Follow the instructions described in the readme.txt file.
Allows the ability to shut off "Saving Job Designs" for the administrative user by creating the .dsadm_restricted file. To provide the restricted access to the administrative users:
Create the .dsadm_restricted file in the Server directory. The file should have only read access for all, but the write and delete access to the privilege users.
Resolves the problem of duplicate entries in the multiple lookup tables. To resolve the problem of duplicate entries in the multiple lookup tables:
Recompile the jobs after applying the patch.
For the pxrun.sh script:
Resolves the issue with spaces in the pxrun.sh script in deployment packages.
To resolve the issue with spaces in the pxrun.sh script in deployment packages:
Recompile the jobs after applying the patch.
For successful execution of parallel jobs:
Sets the environment variable OSHMON_READ_RETRY to configure the DSD_OshMonitor timeout.
To configure the DSD_OshMonitor timeout to increase the effective timeout:
Set the environment variable OSHMON_READ_RETRY to the value higher than the default retry count.

The effective timeout is the product of actual read timeout which is 1 second and the retry count. The default and minimum retry count is 10.
For parallel jobs:
Sets the environment variable DS_OLD_OSHINIT to restore the original PATH and LIBPATH environment variable settings on return from DSD.OshRun.
To restore the original PATH and LIBPATH environment variable settings on return from
DSD.OshRun:
Set the environment variable DS_OLD_OSHINIT to 1.
For DSAttachJob waiting time:
Sets the environment variables:
DSAttLockWait and DSAttShortWait to have a timeout below 1800 seconds when unable to obtain lock.
To shorten DSAttachJob minimum timeout when unable to obtain lock:

Set the value of the following environment variables:
  • DSAttLockWait = value of the required timeout in seconds
  • DSAttShortWait = 1
For MetaData mismatch:
Adds the environment variable
DSODBC_NO_METADATA_WARNINGS and set its value to 1 or 2 to suppress or demote all the metadata mismatch warnings.
To suppress all the metadata mismatch warnings:
Add the environment variable DSODBC_NO_METADATA_WARNINGS and set the value to 1.

To demote all the warnings to informational, you need to set the value of the environment variable, DSODBC_NO_METADATA_WARNINGS to 2.
DataStage Engine
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For Basic transformer stages:
Adds the environment variable DSE_SOUNDEX_BEHAVIOR to alter the behavior of the S code option to the ICONV and SOUNDEX functions.
To alter the behavior of the S code option to the ICONV and SOUNDEX functions:
Add the environment variable DSE_SOUNDEX_BEHAVIOR and set the value to 1.

When the environment variable is set to 1, the resulting string will be empty if the first character is not A - Z or a - z.

Information Server, Version 9.1 Fix Pack 1
After you install a fix pack, review the following table to find fixes that impact your jobs. If you find an applicable fix, follow the instructions to use that fix in your jobs.
Connectivity
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For Teradata Connector GUI:
Adds the environment variable,CC_TERA_DESC_STRINGS_IN_BYTES to open Teradata Connector GUI irrespective of the number of jobs in production.
To open Teradata Connector GUI irrespective of the number of jobs in production:
Add the environment variable,CC_TERA_DESC_STRINGS_IN_BYTES and set the value to 1.

This overrides the value set for DSIB ( Job Property /Usage/DescribeStringsInBytes) to 1 (true)
For password encryption:
Adds the environment variable "APT_SYBASE_ENCRYPT_PASSWORD" to enable password encryption available in Sybase client library.
To enable password encryption available in Sybase client library:
Add the environment variable,APT_SYBASE_ENCRYPT_PASSWORD and set the value to 1.
DataStage Core
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For the istool ODBAdmin commands:
Adds the authfile support to the countdb and purgedb commands.
To extend the functionality of the istool ODBAdmin countdb command by adding the authfile support:
istool ODBAdmin countdb -domain D -authfile af.txt -server S -all

Refer to the text file in the "More details" column to use the purgedb command with the authfile support.

Information Server, Version 9.1
After you install a fix pack, review the following table to find fixes that impact your jobs. If you find an applicable fix, follow the instructions to use that fix in your jobs.
InfoSphere DataStage
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Cleans up Agent.pid and LoggingAgent.pid files. This fix pack lays down updated copies of the sample High Availability scripts, hence ensure that you have taken backups of these scripts if they are customized.
Provides a new version of the DataStage Server Engine startup/shutdown script. To update the ds.rc script for proper functionality of the stop option:

Update the INSTANCETAG and DSHOME values in ds.rc.

Change the shutdown portion of the ds.rc script to properly clean up shared memory
segments and processes.
Enhances MCM to exclude EXGRID.DLL from the switching model to prevent issues with other applications.
  1. Register the newer version from the third party product.
  2. Create an empty file called dsdesign.exe.local in the Clients or Classic folder.
  3. If the clients are installed on Windows Vista or Windows 2008 and later then make the following registry change:
In HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options, set DevOverrideEnable as type REG_DWORD to 1.
Causes the Terminator activity to forcibly shut down parallel jobs. Specify the number of seconds in the environment variable PXShutdownTimeout. SIGTERM and SIGKILL will be sent, respectively, with the specified gap after sending SIGINT.
Resolves the crash while re-importing an existing table when using Data Connections to import MetaData. If you have experienced a problem when importing metadata and saving the table definitions, delete those tables and then re-import.
For the InfoSphere DataStage Operations Console, fixes the performance and scalability issues that can occur when, for example, there are large numbers of job runs Follow the instructions described in the readme.txt file in the path Server/DSODB/scripts/{database}/readme.txt where {database} is the database type for the DSODB database.
For example: Server/DSODB/scripts/DB2_LUW_9_7/readme.txt.

Step A in the readme.txt must always be followed even if a DSODB database already exists, as this step generates the scripts to either create a new database to include these additions, or to add the required schema additions to an existing DSODB database. When running Step A, the 'upgrade' option needs to be specified if the DSODB database already exists. If a DSODB database already exists then the other arguments to the command in
Step A must be the same as that specified when the DSODB database was created. The actions for Step B are dependant
on whether a DSODB database already existed before installing this patch, and are as described in the readme.txt file.

If a DSODB database already existed then after running this manual upgrade to the database, the AppWatcher process
needs to be restarted. This can be done from the Control Panel services menu or from a command window:

net stop "DataStage AppWatcher Service"
net start "DataStage AppWatcher Service"

Ignore these instructions if the Operations Console Rollup Patch for 8.7 has previously been installed, or if no DSODB database has been created.
Improves performance of server jobs with hashed file stages in
the 64bit port of AIX where semop() and a semaphore array is now
used.
Follow the instructions described in the readme.txt file.
Fixes problem when the execute command fails due to security enhancement changes. The fix comprises both server and client changes. The server side fix must be applied. The client side fix is optional, but the fix will not be effective. With only the server fix applied jobs will revert to the functionality prior to the introduction of the obfuscation code. That is, the encrypted strings will appear as is in the job log. If only the client fix is applied sequences with Command Activity stages will no longer run after compilation
as they will call a non-existent routine on the server.
Describes how to get original behavior where dsjob -wait returns to
the script or UNIX prompt when the job finishes (not when the
Inactivity timeout is reached).
There are two options. The first is to set an Inactivity timeout to a value greater than the longest job run. The second option is remove the -wait or -jobstatus, and loop on dsjob -jobinfo instead.
InfoSphere Information Server Framework
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JR42861
Addresses the following security vulnerabilities in the Information Server Web Console:
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Link Injection (facilitates Cross Site Request Forgery)
  • Phishing Through Frames
Follow the instructions described in the readme.txt file.
Prevents saving of passwords in various Information Server Web Console screens. However, if passwords had been
previously saved in the browser before installation of this patch, these saved passwords and form history must be cleared
from the browser cache to prevent these from being presented for auto complete selection by users of that browser.
Follow the instructions described in the readme.txt file.

Related information

Link for the 9.1 fix list
Link for 9.1.2 fix list

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More support for:

InfoSphere Information Server

Software version:

9.1, 9.1.0.1, 9.1.2.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7036947

Modified date:

2012-12-14

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