File-AID Release Notes

Release 16.03

October 28, 2016

Latest Release Notes

What’s New -- Updated October 28, 2016

  File-AID/MVS

What’s New -- Updated August 4, 2016

  File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition

What’s New -- Updated April 27, 2016

  File-AID/RDX

What’s New -- Updated Jan 4, 2016

  File-AID Single Install Image Installation

  File-AID/MVS

  File-AID/Data Solutions

  File-AID/RDX

  File-AID for DB2

  File-AID for IMS

What’s New -- Updated Oct 1, 2015

  File-AID Single Install Image Installation

  File-AID/MVS

  File-AID/Data Solutions

  File-AID/RDX

  File-AID for DB2

  File-AID for IMS

What’s New -- July 1, 2015

  File-AID Single Install Image Installation

  File-AID/MVS

  File-AID/Data Solutions

  File-AID/RDX

  File-AID for DB2

  File-AID for IMS

  File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition

File-AID Maintenance Support

Software and Hardware Requirements

Updated August 4, 2016

Discontinued Support

Technical Notes

Known Issues

Product Documentation

Support Resources

 

The File-AID Single Install Image includes the z/OS versions of all Compuware File-AID products. All products in the File-AID Single Install Image are on the same release level. Compuware recommends that you install and activate all of your licensed File-AID mainframe products at the same time to avoid compatibility issues between different release levels.

Updated April 27, 2016:

Note: All File-AID FMIDs need to be received, applied, and accepted. Do not remove FMIDs for File-AID products for which you don’t have a license.

  If you don’t install Japanese language modules, FMIDs for Japanese language modules don’t need to be received, applied, and accepted.

  If you do install Japanese language modules, FMIDs for Japanese language modules need to be received, applied, and accepted in addition to all FMIDs for non-Japanese language modules.

 

Latest Release Notes

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What’s New -- Updated October 28, 2016
File-AID/MVS

The following enhancements have been added via PTFs VJ16107, VJ16108 (Japanese), FA16022, FA16023 (Japanese), and FR16040.

Processing Parameters (Option 0.4)
Specify VSAM KSDS Processing Options

The new processing options Display line number in BROWSE and Display line number in EDIT only apply to processing VSAM KSDS files. The default NO for either Browse and Edit with line numbers indicates that File-AID/MVS will access your VSAM KSDS dataset in 64-bit memory mode. When Display line number in BROWSE is NO , larger files require less memory in 64-bit than 31-bit memory mode. When Display line number in EDIT is NO , only the records that are viewed and/or searched are loaded into memory. If the display of line numbers is important, you may set this option to YES and File-AID/MVS attempts to use 31-bit memory first and load all records into memory. When either is set to YES , and when 31-bit memory is exhausted, then File-AID/MVS will switch to 64-bit memory mode.

Browse and Edit

The following enhancements have been implemented for the File-AID/MVS Browse and Edit functions (Option 1 and 2):

  Additional Primary Commands for Edit and Browse in 64-bit Memory Mode:

-- COLS

-- COPY

-- CUT

-- DELETE

-- PASTE

-- PROTECT for KSDS files in formatted (FMT) mode

  The LR (Locate Record) primary command is now also available in Unformatted (UNFMT) Browse.

 


What’s New -- Updated August 4, 2016
File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition

The following enhancement has been added via PTF VJ16096:

Support for IBM Authentication Methods

To provide a higher level of authentication assurance for IBM z/OS applications, File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition now supports the use of the following authentication methods:

  IBM Password Phrase Authentication for z/OS

  IBM Multi-Factor Authentication for z/OS


What’s New -- Updated April 27, 2016
File-AID/RDX

The following enhancements have been added via Cumulative Maintenance FK163_T163904:

Extract
Support for Topaz Extract Visualizer

For extracts, you can request File-AID/RDX to create a Topaz Extract Visualizer file (also known as the File-AID/RDX Extract Mainframe Trace file in Topaz Workbench). File-AID/RDX will capture statistics (TPT trace) during extract job execution and save them along with the extract request information to the Topaz Extract Visualizer file. The Data Visualizer component of the Topaz Workbench Release 17.02 can use this file to produce a graphical display with detailed information about extract processing. The insight provided by the Topaz Extract Visualizer allows you to better understand complex related extracts, extract requests, and relationship repositories. Users will benefit by developing higher quality extracts, enhanced understanding of troublesome extract areas, and quicker problem resolution if tuning is needed.

To create a Topaz Extract Visualizer file you must manually add the VISUALIZ DD statement to the extract JCL after the TPTPRINT DD before submitting the extract job, for example:

//VISUALIZ DD DISP=(NEW,CATLG),DSN= HLQ . TPTVIS . MYJOB
//        UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(TRK,(2,2)),
//        DCB=(RECFM=VBA,LRECL=27962,BLKSIZE=27966)

The Topaz Extract Visualizer file may be a PDS/PDSE or a sequential file. Specify a disposition of NEW to create a new file. You can write to existing files with a disposition of SHR. Files must conform to the format for the Topaz Extract Visualizer file (RECFM=VBA, LRECL=27962, BLKSIZE=27966).

After completion of the extract, use the Topaz Workbench Data Visualizer and import the generated Topaz Extract Visualizer file (File-AID/RDX Extract Mainframe Trace file), in this example HLQ.TPTVIS.MYJOB .

TPTPRINT Output

The diagnostic TPTPRINT output log (TPT trace) has also been enhanced to provide more information and clarity.

 


What’s New -- Updated Jan 4, 2016

 

File-AID Progressive Release 16.03 has been transitioned to File-AID Classic Release 16.03.

The following File-AID product enhancements have been introduced to File-AID Release 16.03 via Cumulative Maintenance FK163_T163903:

File-AID Single Install Image Installation
File-AID for DB2 Module XVJOPXFD

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID for DB2 module XVJOPXFD include:

Parameter MAXLOB has been added. MAXLOB (1-4096, default=4096) sets the maximum size LOB data that can be retrieved in BROWSE or EDIT.

IMS Environment Module XVJOPIMS

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for IMS Environment Module XVJOPIMS include:

The generated JCL for IMS Environment is now saved in the configuration JCL work file like all other configuration JCL.

 

File-AID/MVS

The following enhancements have been added:

Browse and Edit

The following enhancements have been implemented for the File-AID/MVS Browse and Edit functions (Option 1 and 2):

  Additional Primary Commands for Edit and Browse in 64-bit Memory Mode:

-- RLOC (Repeat LOCATE)

-- UNDO for record(s) created by C/CC/M/MM with OVLY

  Additional Line Commands for Edit and Browse in 64-bit Memory Mode:

-- C (Copy) and CC (Copy block)

-- I (Insert) for PDS and RRDS files

-- M (Move) and MM (Move block)

-- O (Overlay) and OO (Overlay block) for Move and Copy line commands

-- R (Repeat) and RR (Repeat block) for PDS and RRDS files

-- P (Protect) for KSDS files in character (CHAR) and vertical format (VFMT) modes

-- U (Unprotect) for KSDS files in character (CHAR) and vertical format (VFMT) modes

  Browse: Improved performance when maxing down to bottom of a KSDS file.

  Browse: Refresh of the data after scroll down when at bottom of data.

  Edit: Allow Update-In-Place SAVE after UNDO the inserted, deleted and length changed records.

  Edit: Improved performance when scrolling up and down, or switching display mode when editing a KSDS file.

Multiple Dataset Processing for 3.6 Search/Update Utility

  Browse and Update functions for the 3.6 Search/Update Utility have been expanded to also support Multiple Dataset Processing with Batch processing.

  Browse and Update functions for the 3.6 Search/Update Utility now support specifying a file containing a list of files in the Dataset Name field for multiple file processing if preceded by special character >.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancements have been implemented:

  File-AID/MVS has reduced use of 24-bit memory during execution.

  The Catalog Utility (Option 3.6) now utilizes the IBM Catalog Search Interface (CSI) for its main searches of the Catalog in place of SVC26.

Updated April 27, 2016:

  Support for IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.1. Enterprise COBOL 6.1 is supported at the current feature level of previous COBOL releases without exploiting new functionality. Requires PTFs FA16015 and VJ16065.

 

File-AID/Data Solutions

The following enhancements have been added:

Data Privacy

Data Privacy Execution Parameters, as defined in Topaz Workbench, can now contain a list of values. The delimiter used to separate the values in the list is chosen by the user. One Data Privacy Project can be defined in Topaz Workbench, but then it can be used over and over by specifying different Execution Parameter lists, such as a list of states or a list of zip codes.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancement has been implemented:

File-AID/Data Solutions has reduced use of 24-bit memory during execution.

 

File-AID/RDX

The following enhancements have been added:

DB2 Relationship Facilitator

Added Relationship Support for BINARY Data Type

File-AID/RDX supports creating Application Relationships (AR) and loading RI relationships between BINARY columns. BINARY RI and AR relationships are honored during extract and load.

Data Privacy

  File-AID/RDX can now identify, at execution time, Data Privacy jobs that do not require the allocation and use of Split Files. Data Privacy jobs that do not require the allocation and use of Split Files run faster and consume less CPU time and fewer DASD resources.

  Data Privacy Execution Parameters, as defined in Topaz Workbench, can now contain a list of values. The delimiter used to separate the values in the list is chosen by the user. One Data Privacy Project can be defined in Topaz Workbench, but then it can be used over and over by specifying different Execution Parameter lists, such as a list of states or a list of zip codes.

 

File-AID for DB2

The following enhancements have been added:

User Parms

LOB Options

Parameter “Maximum size LOB data retrieved” has been added to the Browse/Edit Display Options and PROFILE Parameters. It allows the user to set the maximum byte size of LOB data that can be retrieved in a table being browsed or edited. The setting only affects BLOB, CLOB, and XML data types. The maximum value cannot exceed your site configured MAXLOB size (1-4096, default=4096).

Browse/Edit

BLOB, CLOB, and XML Data Types

File-AID for DB2 can now display data for BLOB, CLOB, and XML data types up to 4096 bytes as controlled by the MAXLOB parameter.

BLOB and CLOB Data Types

Column Data with a length within the MAXLOB parameter value can be edited in place. Column Data with a length exceeding the MAXLOB parameter value is protected and cannot be edited in place.

Data Privacy

  File-AID for DB2 supports disguising CLOB and XML column data in extracts with Dynamic Privacy Rules (DPR). Dynamic Privacy Rules must be defined with the File-AID Data Privacy component of the Topaz Workbench.

  Data Privacy Execution Parameters, as defined in Topaz Workbench, can now contain a list of values. The delimiter used to separate the values in the list is chosen by the user. One Data Privacy Project can be defined in Topaz Workbench, but then it can be used over and over by specifying different Execution Parameter lists, such as a list of states or a list of zip codes.

 

File-AID for IMS

The following enhancements have been added:

File-AID for IMS /FLEX

FLEX WHERE clause supports additional relational operators:

  BT (Between)

  NB (Not Between),

  CO (Contains)

  NC (Not Contains)

Added EXTERNAL x Keyword to the SETEXTRACT primary command to change the format of fields extracted so packed fields can be written out in a display format.

Browse/Edit

  File-AID for IMS /ISPF now provides the option to obtain layouts using the DBD definition instead of File-AID XREF/Layout definition.

  New SHOW primary command toggles display of Format type or location of data elements in Formatted Edit and Browse.

Data Privacy

Data Privacy Execution Parameters, as defined in Topaz Workbench, can now contain a list of values. The delimiter used to separate the values in the list is chosen by the user. One Data Privacy Project can be defined in Topaz Workbench, but then it can be used over and over by specifying different Execution Parameter lists, such as a list of states or a list of zip codes.

Miscellaneous

The support for Type N (Database Dataset Names) security exit is being deprecated. Release 16.03 is the last release to support this exit type.

 


What’s New -- Updated Oct 1, 2015

The following File-AID product enhancements have been introduced to File-AID Progressive Release 16.03 via Cumulative Maintenance FK163_T163902:

File-AID Single Install Image Installation
File-AID for DB2 Module XVJOPXFD

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID for DB2 module XVJOPXFD include:

Parameter Show SQL Dataset has been removed.

 

File-AID/MVS

The following enhancements have been added:

Browse and Edit

The following enhancements have been implemented for the File-AID/MVS Browse and Edit functions (Option 1 and 2):

  Additional Primary Commands for Edit and Browse in 64-bit Memory Mode.

-- INSERT

-- INPUT

-- LEVEL

-- LOCATE

-- SORT

-- STATS

-- VERSION

  Improved performance switching to/from CHAR/UNFMT.

  Ability to change LENGTH field for VB record files.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancements have been implemented:

  New Selection Criteria Relational Operators VU and NU

Selection Criteria relational operators VALID UNSIGNED (VU) and NOT VALID UNSIGNED (NU) now check for the validity of unsigned numerics in text and character fields.

  Catalog Utility (Option 3.4) Utilizes the IBM Catalog Search Interface (CSI)

The Catalog Utility (Option 3.4) now utilizes the IBM Catalog Search Interface (CSI) for its main searches of the Catalog in place of SVC26.

  Support for up to 32767 Copybook Fields in Compare

The Compare function now supports up to 32767 Copybook Fields (previous limit was 9999).

  Ability to concatenate Compare Criteria DD01CP file

Concatenating the Compare Criteria DD01CP file provides functionality to override Compare parameters.

  Ability to copy PDS/PDSE with very large directories

Copy Utility (Option 3.3) now supports copying PDS and PDSE with very large directories.

 

File-AID/Data Solutions

The following enhancements have been added:

Audit Trail Processing

Audit Trail Prefix

You can now specify an optional prefix for the audit trail file when submitting a File-AID/Data Solutions job.

Selection Criteria

New Selection Criteria Relational Operators VU and NU

Selection Criteria relational operators VALID UNSIGNED (VU) and NOT VALID UNSIGNED (NU) now check for the validity of unsigned numerics in text and character fields.

 

File-AID/RDX

The following enhancements have been added:

DB2 Relationship Facilitator

Batch RI Load utility

The File-AID/RDX Batch RI Load utility has been moved from the Utilities Menu to the DB2 Relationship Facilitator Menu to consolidate all Relationship functions under Option 1, RELATIONSHIPS.

Utilities Menu

The Relationship File Utilities

  Allocate Relationship File

  Batch RI Load

  Print Relationship File

have been removed from the Utilities Menu as all Relationship functions have been consolidated under Option 1, RELATIONSHIPS.

Data Disguise

File-AID/RDX reduced use of 24-bit memory during batch data disguise.

 

File-AID for DB2

The following enhancements have been added:

Browse and Edit

BLOB Column Support

Options 1 and 2, Browse and Edit, now display BLOB columns. BLOB columns are display only.

DB2 Relationship Facilitator

Batch RI Load utility

The File-AID/RDX Batch RI Load utility has been added to the DB2 Relationship Facilitator Menu to provide batch RI load functionality under Option 6, RELATIONSHIPS.

Temporary Selection Criteria

Temporary Selection Criteria has been converted to use a temporary dataset ( hlq . userid .SYS yyddd .T hhmmss .SHOW.SQL).

Defaults and User Parms

File-AID for DB2 Work Files

In Option 0.2, Dataset Allocation, you can now specify an optional default High Level Qualifier for two File-AID for DB2 work files, hlq . userid .FADB2.USERDATA and hlq . userid .SYS yyddd .T hhmmss .SHOW.SQL.

Miscellaneous

Column type DECFLOAT( n )

The abbreviation DECFL( n ) is used in Table and Row mode displays and Print reports for Column type DECFLOAT( n ).

File-AID for IMS

The following enhancements have been added:

File-AID for IMS /FLEX

FLEX WHERE clause supports use of parentheses to group conditional logic.

 


What’s New -- July 1, 2015

The following File-AID product enhancements had been introduced with the initial File-AID Progressive Release 16.03:

 

File-AID Single Install Image Installation
File-AID Common Component Module XVJOPUNV

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID Common Component module XVJOPUNV include:

  The following SPLIT FILE PARAMETERS have been added:

-- MAXCYLPV

-- DSNTYPE

-- EATTR

-- SMSMGMT

-- SMSSTOR

-- SMSDATA

  The following parameters have been moved from EXTRACT, LOAD AND DISGUISE OPTIONS to SPLIT FILE PARAMETERS:

-- SPMULTIV

-- SPSMSCLS

  The valid range for the following PERMANENT FILE ALLOCATION parameters has been changed to be 0-32760:

-- WRKBLKS

-- WRKBLKL

DB2 Environment Module XVJOPDB2

In the File-AID Configuration Facility for DB2 Environment module XVJOPDB2, the following DB2 Subsystem variable has been added:

TDB2PARA

This option will activate/deactivate Parallelism on this DB2 Subsystem. Y (Yes) produces SET CURRENT DEGREE='ANY' and N (No) produces SET CURRENT DEGREE='1'.
This variable replaces the File-AID for DB2 product option PT158160 which activated/deactivated Parallelism for all File-AID for DB2 Subsystems.

File-AID/MVS Module XVJOPXFA

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID/MVS module XVJOPXFA include:

The following parameters have been removed from ENVIRONMENT 2:

-- WINBROW

-- WINEDIT

File-AID/RDX Module XVJOPXFR

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID/RDX module XVJOPXFR include:

  Parameter SPPRIM has been removed.

  Parameter FTSUFFIX has been added.

File-AID for DB2 Module XVJOPXFD

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID for DB2 module XVJOPXFD include:

Parameter PT158160 has been removed.

File-AID for IMS /ISPF Module XVJOPXIX

Changes in the File-AID Configuration Facility for File-AID for IMS /ISPF module XVJOPXIX include:

Parameter RDXSFPRI has been removed.

File-AID Health Checks

VJ_DB2_SSID_VALID

This health check verifies Compuware File-AID DB2 Environment configuration settings for File-AID/RDX and File-AID for DB2 . All SSIDs within XVJOPDB2 where TPROCESS = YES are checked to see if the SSID is active and the DB2 plans are bound and are usable.

 

File-AID/MVS

Starting with File-AID/MVS Release 16.03, the following enhancements have been added:

Browse and Edit

The following enhancements have been implemented for the File-AID/MVS Browse and Edit functions (Option 1 and 2):

Edit and Browse Now Utilize 64-bit Memory.

Edit and Browse will now utilize 64-bit memory automatically if required to complete their function for larger datasets. Editing and Browsing are now seamless for all supported dataset type and sizes. "Windowed Edit" and "Windowed Browse" have been removed from the product. Refer to the File-AID/MVS Online Reference manual for restrictions.

Compare

The following enhancements have been implemented for the File-AID/MVS Compare function (Option 10):

  Compare EXCLUDE Field Processing.

For an Unformatted Compare, fields can now be chosen for compare implicitly by "Excluding" non-compare fields. This makes Compare easier to use when only a few fields are non-compare fields.

  Online Compare Now Uses SMS Settings for DD01CP.

When allocating Compare Criteria Datasets, Online Compare will now use the "PERMANENT" SMS settings as set in the Universal PARM Module XVJOPUNV. This gives the user more control over Compare criteria creation and disposition.

  Reduced Output COMPARE Option.

COMPARE now provides a new standard report option to reduce the number of lines in an unformatted compare. Blank lines and duplicate information have been eliminated.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancements have been implemented:

  QSAM I/O Buffers Utilize 31-bit Storage

QSAM I/O buffer allocations are now "above the 16MB line" using 31-bit storage.

  RLPRINT and VIEW Now Support Longer Record Layouts

The record layout maximum has been increased from 7 digits to 8 digits for RLPRINT (batch) and VIEW (Option 8 online).

  Audit Prefix Specification Option

The Audit Dataset Name Prefix can now be specified and retained in Option 0.5. The Audit Prefix parameter will automatically be generated for the "AUDIT" function in the JCL when requesting batch processing for the “Search/Update Utility (3.6)”.

 

File-AID/Data Solutions

Starting with File-AID/Data Solutions Release 16.03, the following enhancements have been added:

  QSAM I/O Buffers Utilize 31-bit Storage

QSAM I/O buffer allocations are now "above the 16MB line" using 31-bit storage.

  VA and NV Selection Criteria Support Extended

Extended support for the VALID ("VA") and NOT VALID ("NV") Selection Criteria relational operators to Character fields. Previously, the support only existed for numeric fields. File-AID/Data Solutions now will check for the validity of numerics in character fields as well.

 

File-AID/RDX

Starting with File-AID/RDX Release 16.03, the following enhancements have been added:

Extended Dataset Processing

File-AID/RDX supports Extended dataset processing (Dataset name type EXTREQ or EXTPREF) when allocating the following files:

  Extract dataset

  Disguise extract dataset

  Extract dataset within a saved extract request

  Extract dataset when the X37 support kicks in

Extract

  Performance Improvements                            

Various internal enhancements were added to improve the performance of Extract.                         

  Use of DB2 Parallelism in Extract

File-AID/RDX uses the DB2 Subsystem variable TDB2PARA from the File-AID Configuration Facility for DB2 Environment module XVJOPDB2 to determine the use of DB2 Parallelism (SET CURRENT DEGREE) in Extract.

  Order Record O in Extract File

The order records are used to record the order in which objects were extracted.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancements have been implemented:

  File Suffix Qualifier for Temporary File Names

The new default file suffix profile variable for all temporary files will append this optional suffix to the names of generated file names for batch jobs. The combined length of the file prefix and suffix cannot exceed 19 characters.

  Data Disguise

The Validate/Update Disguise Control File utility is no longer supported.

  CLOB and XML Support

File-AID for RDX now supports the disguise of CLOB and XML columns in Dynamic Privacy Rules.

 

File-AID for DB2

File-AID for DB2 Release 16.03 features the following enhancements:

Object Administration

  Bind/Rebind Plans and Packages

File-AID for DB2 added functionality to BIND and REBIND plans and packages to Object Administration.

  DB2 Version 11 Support for SHOW DSNZPARM

The Object Administration SHOW DSNZPARM command has been updated to support DB2 Version 11 DSNZPARM settings.

Miscellaneous

The following miscellaneous enhancements have been implemented:

  ISPF Point-and-Shoot

Some File-AID for DB2 panels support point-and-shoot text fields to execute commands such as EXEC, SAVE, SQL, EDIT JCL, and GO. The point-and-shoot fields (displayed in turqoise by default) are cursor-sensitive and if the cursor is placed on a point-and-shoot text field and the Enter key pressed, the action associated with the field is executed.

  Activate/Deactivate Parallelism on Individual DB2 Subsystems

A new variable TDB2PARA has been added to File-AID for DB2 configuration module XVJOPDB2 which activates/deactivates parallelism in File-AID for DB2 by DB2 subsystem. Y sets "CURRENT DEGREE = 'ANY'" and N sets " CURRENT DEGREE = '1'".

  Improvements in SQL Analysis

SQL Analysis Options 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 have been enhanced to make better use of memory.

  Data Privacy

The Validate/Update Disguise Control File utility is no longer supported.

 

File-AID for IMS

Starting with File-AID for IMS Release 16.03, the following enhancements have been added:

New File-AID for IMS /FLEX Syntax

WHERE INVALID may be used within FLEX syntax to find and process invalid data.

Load Processing Option R

File-AID for IMS extended the Load Processing Option R (Replace) to support databases that include IMS logical relationships.

 

File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition

No enhancements for File-AID/EX Enterprise Edition Release 16.03.

 


File-AID Maintenance Support

Compuware is committed to actively supporting its current product releases. Up-to-date product release support and retirement information is available on Compuware’s FrontLine Support - Product Currency Tables page.


Software and Hardware Requirements

The Software and Hardware Requirements section of the release notes has been standardized across all Compuware Mainframe products and their Distributed components. Please note that any versions of third-party software that are no longer supported by their vendors under standard published contracts have been removed from the Software and Hardware Requirements section and placed in the Discontinued Support section of the release notes. However, any third-party software that was supported when this Compuware product went GA will continue to be supported until this product release has reached its End of Support date. No functionality has been removed from the product.

For further information about IBM System z software and hardware compatibility--specifically regarding IBM's z/OS Recommended Service Upgrade, IBM's Extended Address Volumes, IBM DB2 for z/OS, and z/OS product compatibility--refer to http://frontline.compuware.com/charts/hardware.aspx .

Updated August 4, 2016
Hardware Platforms

  Mainframe Systems:

-- z13, z13s

-- zEC12, zBC12

-- z196, z114

-- z10-EC/BC

-- z9-EC/BC

-- z890

Operating Systems

  IBM z/OS V1.13 RSU1103, 2.1, 2.2. z/OS 2.2 is supported at the current feature level of previous z/OS releases without exploiting new functionality.

  IBM ISPF for the supported z/OS releases

  LE libraries for the supported z/OS releases

  TSO/E for the supported z/OS releases

Notes:

-- Recommended TSO region sizes for processing:

   File-AID/MVS : Minimum region size of 8 MB. If File-AID/MVS is installed in the LPA, it requires a minimum region size of approximately 6 MB.

   File-AID/Data Solutions : Minimum region size of 8 MB. If File-AID/Data Solutions is installed in the LPA, it requires a minimum region size of approximately 6 MB.

   File-AID/RDX : Minimum region size of 8 MB. In the supplied profiles for batch defaults, the region size is set to 8192K.

   File-AID for DB2 : Minimum region size of 16M.

   File-AID for IMS : Minimum region size of 4 MB

-- If using a smaller region size, use caution when entering wildcards or working with large amounts of data. Increase region size accordingly when processing a large amount of data.

-- IBM's fast data access service of the program management binder uses 64-bit storage rather than a dataspace. Therefore, Compuware recommends changing your system default SMF MEMLIMIT Parameter to NOLIMIT through SMFPRMxx in PARMLIB: MEMLIMIT(NOLIMIT).

-- IBM z/OS Conversion Services need to be activated with the appropriate conversion tables in your system. File-AID uses the conversion services to convert Unicode data. See the z/OS Conversion Services documentation for more information.

-- For File-AID Data Privacy jobs using Dynamic Privacy Rules (DPR), specify a region size large enough to run Java (REGION=0M is suggested, 200M is the minimum) in your jobcard.

-- For File-AID Data Privacy jobs using Dynamic Privacy Rules (DPR), setting the memory values in the LE STACK option to values lower than the IBM default values can cause a performance degradation. The IBM default is: STACK=((128K,128K,ANYWHERE,KEEP,512K,128K),OVR)

Major Subsystems

  IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (for File-AID products that provide CICS Transactions Server for z/OS support)

  IBM DB2 for z/OS 10.1, 11.1 (for File-AID products that provide IBM DB2 support)

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V12.1, 13.1, 14.1 (for File-AID products that provide IBM IMS support)

Languages

  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1. Enterprise COBOL 6.1 is supported at the current feature level of previous COBOL releases without exploiting new functionality. File-AID/MVS requires PTFs FA16015 and VJ16065.

  IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.9, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1. Enterprise PL/I 5.1 is supported at the current feature level of previous PL/I releases without exploiting new functionality.

Corequisites

  Compuware Products and Components:

-- To use File-AID with the Compuware Workbench or Topaz Workbench:

  Compuware Shared Services 9.0, 16.51

  Compuware Workbench 4.0, 5.0

  Topaz Workbench 5.0, 16.3

  Data Visualizer 5.0, 16.3

  File-AID/Eclipse 4.0, 5.0, 16.3

  File-AID Data Editor 4.0, 5.0, 16.3

  File-AID Data Privacy 4.0, 5.0, 16.3

  Host Communication Interface 3.0, 16.52

-- To use File-AID with Xpediter/TSO

  9.3 with PTF XTK0017

  9.4

  16.5

-- To use File-AID with Abend-AID:

  12.4 with PTF ACD112Y

  16.5

Note: When configuring File-AID support for the Compuware Workbench and Topaz Workbench, you cannot mix versions of File-AID products prior to Release 10.1 with File-AID 16.3 products on the same host and port. Refer to the Topaz Workbench Installation Guide for more details.

The Compuware Workbench has been replaced by the Topaz Workbench. The Topaz Workbench provides all of the functionality of the previous Compuware Workbench as well as any additional chargeable functionality.

ISV Software

  Innovation Access Method (IAM) 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 (9.0 requires fix P900235 and 9.1 requires fix P910005)

Discontinued Support

File-AID 16.03 is the last release to support the following:

  IBM eServer zSeries z890 Server

  IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.9, 4.2

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V12.1

  IBM z/OS V1.13

  IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, V3.2

  Innovation Access Method (IAM) 9.0


Technical Notes
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ

When using IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ, support for DB2 11 for z/OS requires the following APAR/PTFs:

The following table lists the 4.x and 3.x versions of the IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ and the DB2 11 for z/OS APAR that delivers each version.

IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ version

DB2 11 for z/OS APAR/PTF

4.15.105

PM96295/UI12420

3.65.102

PM96293/UI12401

File-AID for IMS

File-AID for IMS requires the following IBM APARs:

  PM68699

  PM67324


Known Issues

There are no known issues at this time.


Product Documentation

The product installation package does not include the product documentation. The following File-AID documentation is available in electronic format on the product documentation site at Compuware’s FrontLine customer support website, http://go.compuware.com .

  Release Notes in HTML format

  The product manuals in PDF format, which may include a PDX index file and associated folder.

Access the File-AID documentation on the FrontLine documentation site at go.compuware.com .

PDF and PDX Files

View and print the PDF files with Adobe Reader version 6.0 or more current. Download a free copy of the reader from Adobe’s website, http://www.adobe.com .

Note: With a few minor exceptions, the provided PDF files comply with the requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

How to Use a PDX File to Search a Compuware Documentation Set

Compuware creates a PDX file for each release of every mainframe product. The file is available in ZIP format on FrontLine, Compuware’s customer support website, along with this README and a folder containing two data files. By pre-cataloging the content of the product’s PDFs, the PDX file allows you to quickly search across the entire documentation set without having to search each PDF individually.

To use the PDX file for a Compuware product:

1. Go to FrontLine (go.compuware.com) and navigate to the Documentation page for the desired product.

2. Download all of the PDF files for that product to the same local directory. (The Compuware Installer PDF is only cataloged in the Enterprise Common Components PDX file.)

3. Download the ZIP containing the product’s index file.

4. Extract the contents of the ZIP, sending it to the same directory as the PDF files. Be sure to select “All files/folders in archive” and “Use folder names.”

5. Double click the product’s PDX file (< product >Index.pdx). A Search dialog box will appear with the index pre-selected.

6. Enter a word or phrase to search for. To optimize your search, select one or more qualifiers such as “Whole words only,” then click Search.

Your search results will appear almost instantly, grouped by document. Each document with results can be expanded to show a list of matches, with each match including a brief sample of the context in which it occurred. Every match is hyperlinked to the specific page in the PDF where it was found, enabling you to quickly locate the information you’re looking for.

HTML Format

For your convenience, Compuware also provides the File-AID manuals in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format. View HTML files with any standard web browser. Click the icon in the HTML column on the selected FrontLine Documentation page.

 


Support Resources

Compuware provides a variety of support resources to make it easy for you to find the information you need.

Compuware FrontLine Customer Support Website

You can access online information for Compuware products via our FrontLine customer support website at http://go.compuware.com .

Compuware FrontLine provides access to critical information about your Compuware products. You can review frequently asked questions, read or download documentation, access product fixes, or e-mail your questions or comments. The first time you access Compuware FrontLine, you are required to register and obtain a password. Registration is free.

Contacting Customer Support

Phone

  USA and Canada: 1-800-538-7822 or 1-313-227-5444.

  All other countries: Contact your local Compuware office. Contact information is available at http://go.compuware.com .

Web

You can report issues via the Quick Link Create & View Support Cases on the Compuware FrontLine home page.

Note: Please report all high-priority issues by telephone.

Mail

Compuware Customer Support
Compuware Corporation
One Campus Martius
Detroit, MI 48226-5099

Corporate Website

To access Compuware’s site on the Web, go to http://www.compuware.com .

The Compuware site provides a variety of product and support information.

 



1. Compuware Shared Services 16.5 is now part of the Enterprise Common Components 16.5 single install image.
2. Host Communication Interface 16.5 is now part of the Enterprise Common Components 16.5 single install image.