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allow OPL CPLEX models to use data not only in .csv but also in .dat

In the CPLEX IDE on prem, OPL CPLEX models use .dat file to store data

In WML OPL CPLEX models work fine with data in .dat, .csv and .json

Allowing .dat files in Watson Studio for OPL CPLEX models would make the move from CPLEX on prem to either Watson Studio Cloud or Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Studio Premium much easier

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  • Jul 1 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? OPL CPLEX users who want to try Watson Studio or Cloud Pak for Data
How should it work?

In the asset part today we can use only .csv

We would be able to enter .dat format too

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Since docplexcloud is soon to be EOL and replaced by WML, this feature will replace docplexcloud dropsolve
Customer Name IBM
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