For the most current version of these Release Notes , go to FrontLine , Compuware’s customer support website. The first time you access FrontLine, you are required to register and obtain a password. After logging onto FrontLine, select your product from the drop-down list. On the left side of the page, click the Documentation link. You will find the latest Release Notes listed with the other product documentation.
• Execution suites have been added to allow a list of File-AID/EX specifications to be executed together, in the order specified in the suite definition. Execution suites may contain Related Extract, Related Loader, ConverterPro, and ComparePro specifications as well as other execution suites. They will replace ConverterPro sets, ComparePro sets, and the Batch Execution Utility.
• Export functionality available for File-AID/EX specifications has been enhanced to export as batch so that the specification can be run as part of a batch jobstream in Windows or UNIX without requiring access to the repository.
Additionally, to use the File-AID/EX and File-AID Data Privacy features that are available in Topaz Workbench, users must install the appropriate options listed above and install the following features during Topaz Workbench installation:
All Related Extract and Related Loader specifications will now open in Topaz Workbench editors. If the existing specification contains any features that are not supported in Topaz Workbench, a message listing the unsupported features appears and warns that these features will be dropped from the specification if it is opened in Topaz Workbench. The following features are not supported:
The new Specification Replication Utility makes it easy for users to replicate ConverterPro specifications and adjust connection information in the copy. Users can save a specification copy to the original repository or to a different repository, rename or add a prefix/suffix to the copy, and create an override file in which to provide any connection information that varies between the original specification and the copy. The following connection information can be overridden using an override file:
Compuware is committed to actively supporting its current product releases. Up-to-date product release support and retirement information is available on FrontLine's FrontLine Support - Product Currency Tables page.
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 https://go.compuware.com/charts/hardware.aspx .
The table below indicates which file types are supported by the various File-AID/EX components. File types are supported for the supported versions of third-party products listed in the Software and Hardware Requirements section.
A Google Chrome security update prohibits viewing of WebHelp when the help is deployed locally from a file server (as opposed to a Web server). Attempting to view locally deployed help displays a blank help window. Compuware suggests that online help be viewed using Internet Explorer. Alternatively, Chrome's security feature can be turned off by launching Chrome with the command line option --allow-file-access-from-files. This method should only be used when opening local WebHelp that you trust.
When setting preferences and advanced properties (particularly those affecting encoding) in ConverterPro, these properties are not also modified in ComparePro. The opposite is also true, if preferences and advanced properties settings are changed in ComparePro, it does not modify settings in ConverterPro.
This product contains the use of open source software packages. Any open source software that was modified as part of its use within this tool suite has been included on the product media in a folder named 'Open Source'. Within those files, any modifications to the original code structure have been documented with comments indicating they are changes made by Compuware and not the original author. In addition, the license files for those corresponding open source packages are also included in a folder named 'Licenses'.
There is a known limitation where ComparePro jobs being executed by a Remote Execution Server will not function if using the standard default Derby repository. Compuware suggests creating a separate repository in one of the other supported database types in this case.
The product installation package does not include the product documentation. The following File-AID/EX documentation is available in electronic format on the product documentation site at Compuware’s FrontLine customer support website, https://go.compuware.com .
Access the File-AID/EX documentation on the FrontLine documentation site at https://go.compuware.com .
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 .
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.
1. Go to FrontLine ( https://go.compuware.com ) and navigate to the Documentation page for the desired product.
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.
For your convenience, Compuware also provides the File-AID/EX 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.
You can access online information for Compuware products via our FrontLine Customer Solutions website at https://go.compuware.com .
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