Release Notes

Xpediter/ Xchange 5.0

October 21, 2016

Latest Release Notes

What’s New

Software and Hardware Requirements

Technical Notes

Known Issues

Product Documentation

Support Resources

Latest Release Notes

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What’s New
January 4, 2016
Installation & Customization
New Configuration Parameters DMPMCLAS, DMPSCLAS, and DMPDCLAS

The DMPMCLAS, DMPSCLAS, and DMPDCLAS parameters have been added to the USRCNFIG configuration module so that when Xchange dynamically allocates a dump file, SMS will be able to use the user configured Management Class, Storage Class, and Data Class when populated.

Features & Functionality
Added Store Clock Extended (STCKE) Support

Xpediter/ Xchange now supports the Store Clock Extended (STCKE) operation code used by newer Assembler programs to store the current value of the extended CPU time-of-day clock. This support is augmented by Enhanced STCKE Support.


  IBM z/OS V2.2

  IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.3

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V14

  IBM z/OS V2.1 Support 8-byte Jobclass

June 20, 2014
DB2 SSID added to Cross-LPAR Support for DB2 DDF Requests

This enhancement permits users to specify the DB2 subsystem ID, in addition to the Correlation ID and Resource Name, in Xchange requests used to match batch jobs making DB2 DDF requests.

June 13, 2014

Compuware is pleased to announce "day one" support for the newly released IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2.

April 29, 2014

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.

July 26, 2013

Compuware is pleased to announce Xpediter/ Xchange Release 5.0, with all the functionality of previous releases plus the following new features:

Cross-LPAR Support for DB2 DDF Requests from Batch Jobs

This enhancement permits users to specify the Correlation ID and Resource Name that will be used by batch jobs making DB2 DDF requests.

Column Filtering

This enhancement enables users to key in a filter for each Xpediter/ Xchange request field column. Only matching entries will be displayed. Wildcards are permitted.

Full Installation from GUI Interface on the PC

Xpediter/ Xchange are now delivered as part of an enhanced Extended Play (EP) distribution. This delivery method now features the capability to perform a full SMP/E installation of one or more products from a convenient, PC-based graphical interface.


Xchange 5.0 now supports:

  IBM z/OS V2.1

  IBM DB2 for z/OS V11.1

  IBM IMS and Transaction Database Servers V13.1

Xpediter/ Xchange 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

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 .

Hardware Platforms

  Mainframe Systems:

-- z13

-- zEC12, zBC12

-- z196, z114

-- z10-EC/BC

-- z9-EC/BC

-- z900, z990

-- z800, z890

Operating Systems

  IBM z/OS V1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2

  IBM ISPF for the supported z/OS releases

Major Subsystems

  IBM Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, 3.2

  IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

  IBM DB2 for z/OS V8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V10.1, 11.1, 12.1, 13.1, 14


Xpediter/Xchange supports any language that uses a TIME macro, EXEC CICS ASKTIME, EIB date and time, or a DB2 call to retrieve date and time requests. Some of these languages are as follows:

  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

  IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS

  IBM High Level Assembler for z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE (including STCK instructions when replaced with Xchange macro)

  IBM XL C/C++ for supported the z/OS releases


  Compuware Products and Components:

-- Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 16.05.00 1 or Compuware Shared Services 9.0 and License Management System 4.0

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

Contact Compuware Customer Support for information on releases not mentioned above.

Discontinued Support

This is the last release to support the following:


  C/C++ MVS



  COBOL 390

  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.4

  IBM DB2 for z/OS V8.1, 9.1

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V10.1, 11.1, 12.1

  IBM Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1, 3.2

  IBM z/OS V1

  PL/I 390


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

Technical Notes

It has been reported that Xpediter/ Xchange and IBM Hourglass cannot run concurrently. According to information provided to Compuware, attempting to run Xchange and Hourglass at the same time will cause Hourglass to shut itself down and require an IPL for it to be re-enabled.

Known Issues

Xpediter transaction XPOF may fail in CICS TS 5.1 if Omegamon or CA-ENF are in use. For Omegamon, see APAR OA42454 for more information. For CA-ENF, obtain fix RO66173 for release 14.0 or fix RO66175 for release 14.1.

Product Documentation

The product installation package does not include the product documentation. The following Xpediter/ Xchange documentation is available in electronic format on the product documentation site at Compuware’s FrontLine customer support website, .

  Release Notes in HTML format

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

Access the Xpediter/ Xchange documentation on the FrontLine documentation site at .

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, .

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 ( 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 Xpediter/ Xchange 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.

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