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1650616 - Issue browsing Teradata metadata in Information Steward 4.x


  • When trying to browse metadata for a Teradata database via the projectworkspace, the Teradata connection crawls.
  • The al_engine.exe process is running at 50% of CPU.
  • After waiting for an extensive period of time all of the tables are still not returned.
  • It seems that every single table from each and every database is being loaded.



  • Information Steward 4.x
  • Teradata versions prior to (e.g.,, and


SAP Information Steward 4.0 ; SAP Information Steward 4.1


IS, DS, 4.0, 14.0, TD , KBA , EIM-IS , Information Steward , Problem

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