Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Release Notes (Microsoft Word Format).doc
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Release Notes (Microsoft Word Format).doc

1,092
views

Published on


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,092
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. CONNX Solutions CONNX 8.6 Release Notes CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -1- 07/19/10
  • 2. CONNX Solutions Table of Contents Table of Contents.................................................................................................................2 CONNX 8.6 Release Notes..................................................................................................3 Overview..........................................................................................................................3 CONNX Architecture (ODBC/JDBC).................................................................................4 CONNX ODBC Client..................................................................................................5 CONNX Data Dictionary..............................................................................................5 CONNX Data Server.....................................................................................................5 CONNX JDBC Thin Client ..........................................................................................5 CONNX JDBC Server..................................................................................................5 CONNX JDBC Router..................................................................................................5 CONNX Client PC........................................................................................................6 CONNX Data Server.....................................................................................................6 Requirements For CONNX 8.6............................................................................................7 Data (Host) Server Requirements.................................................................................7 CLIENT PC REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................8 JDBC Pure Java Client Requirements...........................................................................9 Compatible Front Ends................................................................................................10 Installation Instructions...............................................................................................10 Changes in CONNX 8.6 ...................................................................................................11 VSAM Support...............................................................................................................11 New Features..................................................................................................................11 Additional CORE Features.............................................................................................12 InfoNaut New Features...............................................................................................12 POISE-specific Enhancements....................................................................................13 This results in instant access to POISE data through CONNX, including POISE virtual fields and POISE code tables...........................................................................13 SCT Specific Enhancements - Improved DBD Overlay Import.................................14 CONNX CDD Instant Search.....................................................................................15 FTL Enhancements.........................................................................................................16 Resolved Issues ........................................................................................................................................17 Addendum to VSAM Documentation...............................................................................18 CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -2- 07/19/10
  • 3. CONNX Solutions CONNX 8.6 Release Notes Overview CONNX 8.6 has been developed as a response to the numerous feature requests we have had regarding the addition of even more capability to CONNX. The features contained within this release add performance, functionality, and ease of use to CONNX. In addition, specific enhancements have been made for users of SCT Plus 2000 software and Oracle Discover. This release contains all previous enhancements and resolved issues. Please see previous release notes for enhancements contained within those versions. CONNX provides businesses secure read/write real-time access to all enterprise data from any platform and presents them to familiar standards-based tools as if all the data existed in one relational database. All data is then accessible using standard SQL and any standards-based application. CONNX acts as a reusable data access framework for projects throughout the enterprise. CONNX supports VSAM, DB2, Oracle, RMS, Rdb, DBMS, Dataflex, POWERflex, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, and any OLE DB or ODBC data source. Here are just some of the implementations in which CONNX 8.6 can be utilized. Data Migration Web Development Application/ Data Integration Application Development Ad Hoc Reporting Data Warehousing CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -3- 07/19/10
  • 4. CONNX Solutions CONNX Architecture (ODBC/JDBC) CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -4- 07/19/10
  • 5. CONNX Solutions CONNX ODBC Client The CONNX Client is based on an ODBC driver, which is a dynamic link library that applications call to access data located in remote systems. The CONNX ODBC driver processes the ODBC function calls, submits requests to the appropriate data source, and then returns the results. CONNX Data Dictionary The CONNX Data Dictionary (CDD) is a repository of information about the database tables and fields accessed through CONNX, including structure and security. It contains the metadata about the source information and provides a GUI screen for easy and intuitive maintenance of the metadata, stored procedures, security, and views. CONNX Data Server The CONNX servers for Oracle DBMS, Oracle Rdb, Digital RMS Files, DataFlex, Oracle, and DB2 are full-featured data servers that translate SQL requests into native database requests. The CONNX ODBC driver makes the server transparent to the end user. In the case of DataFlex, Oracle, and DB2 the server functions are resident on the client PC. The third party driver determines the location of the server components for ODBC and OLE DB datasources. CONNX JDBC Thin Client The CONNX JDBC thin client allows read/write access to a CONNX data source from any client machine possessing a JDK (1.02+). JDKs exist for most platforms. The CONNX JDBC thin client is a Type 3 driver which processes the JDBC function calls and submits requests to the CONNX JDBC Server, then returns the results. CONNX JDBC Server The CONNX JDBC server handles requests from the CONNX JDBC thin client and accesses the target data sources. The CONNX JDBC server component is a Microsoft Windows server component that enables access to multiple heterogeneous data sources. CONNX JDBC Router The CONNX JDBC Router component is only necessary if Web applets are served by a non-Windows Web server. The router is a Java application placed on the non-Windows Web server. It is designed to route JDBC requests to the CONNX JDBC server. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -5- 07/19/10
  • 6. CONNX Solutions CONNX Client PC Functions for the client PC in the CONNX distributed architecture include the following: Data Conversion Sorting Metadata Retrieval (CONNX CDD) Grouping First Pass SQL Optimization Extended SQL Functions Partial Joins CONNX Security CONNX Data Server Functions for the data server in the CONNX distributed architecture include the following*: Indexed Retrieval Data Compression (on Request) Non-Index Retrieval Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs) Partial Joins Database Security Client *In the case of DataFlex, Oracle, and DB2 the server functions are resident on the client PC. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -6- 07/19/10
  • 7. CONNX Solutions Requirements For CONNX 8.6 Data (Host) Server Requirements Please see the accompanying documentation for additional System Requirements. Database Hardware Network Operating Memory/ HD System requirements Digital RMS Compaq/DEC VAXServer UCX 3.0 or above compatible TCP/ OpenVMS/VAX 12mb VAX (any version) Compaq/DEC AlphaServer IP Software OpenVMS/Alpha {AXP] 32 mb Alpha or VMS 5.3 and above Working Memory. DECnet Phase IV or above 20k Blocks HD avail Oracle Rdb Compaq/DEC VAXServer UCX 3.0 or above Compatible TCP/OpenVMS/VAX 12mb VAX (version 4.1) Compaq/DEC AlphaServer IP Software OpenVMS/Alpha [APX] 32 mb Alpha (version 6.0 and above) or VMS 5.3 and above Working Memory. DECnet Phase IV or above 20k Blocks HD avail Oracle DBMS Compaq/DEC VAXServer UCX 3.0 or above Compatible TCP/OpenVMS/VAX 12mb VAX (version 4.3 and above) Compaq/DEC AlphaServer IP Software OpenVMS/Alpha [APX] 32 mb Alpha or VMS 5.3 and above Working Memory. DECnet Phase IV or above 20k Blocks HD avail Oracle RDBMS Compaq/DEC VAXServer SQLNet 2.x OpenVMS/VAX 12mb VAX (version 7.3 and above) Compaq/DEC AlphaServer And OpenVMS/Alpha 32 mb Alpha Personal Computer (Intel) TCP/IP VMS 5.3 and above Working Memory. Sun Workstation Or [APX] Microsoft 20k Blocks HD avail IBM RS/6000(AIX) IPX/SPX Windows NT UNIX(ANY) IBM DB2 Personal Computer (Intel) SNA/LU6.2 Microsoft Windows NT 32mb PC RAM (Univeral Database Version Sun Workstation And supported protocol of choice OS/2 OS/400 OS/390 25mb PC HD 5.0 to 5.2) IBM AS/400 Minicomputer Or MVS/ESA (DB2 for OS/390 any) IBM Mainframe S/390. TCP/IP LINUX (DB2 for AS/400 version 4 NUM-Q (Untested) AIX(Untested) rev 2) RS/6000 (Untested) VSAM files under CICS IBM S/390 or compatible TCP/IP under CICS OS/390 or MVS DataFlex Personal Computer Any supported protocol under Windows 16-bit, 32-bit, (any version) Sun Workstation Windows. UNIX Any OLE DB Compliant No requirementsexcept those TCP/IP software No requirementsexcept No requirementsexcept data source of the database itself and the Requirements of third-party driver. those of the database itself those of the database Sybase third-party driver. and the third-party driver. itself and the third-party Informix An ODBC Level 2- driver. C-ISAM compliant driver must exist VSAM for the platform and SQL Server database. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -7- 07/19/10
  • 8. CONNX Solutions CLIENT PC REQUIREMENTS Minimum Recommended Processor Pentium 90+ Pentium II 500+ Memory 32 MB 64MB memory Available space on hard 50 MB 250 Mb drive OS Windows 9X/ 2000 or NT Windows 2000/NT 4.0 Network Connectivity Microsoft TCP/IP Microsoft TCP/IP OR OR DECNET Pathworks 7.0 + SQL Net 2.x OR OR SQL Net 2.x SNA/LU.6.2 OR With TCP/IP or DLC SNA/LU.6.2 Network Protocol With TCP/IP or DLC Network Protocol CD-Rom drive YES YES CONNX login YES YES Access or permission on YES YES the appropriate databases CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -8- 07/19/10
  • 9. CONNX Solutions JDBC Pure Java Client Requirements Requirement Minimum JDK* 1.02+ Hard Drive Space 10MB Free Network Connectivity TCP/IP Obtaining a current JDK (Java Development Kit)* JDKS are available through your platform vendor. Platform URL Windows http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/download-windows.html 9.x/2000/NT Sun Solaris http://www.sun.com/solaris/java/ Linux http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/download-linux.html VMS-Alpha http://www.digital.com/java/download/index.html Digital Unix http://www.digital.com/java/download/index.html Alpha NT http://www.digital.com/java/download/index.html Apple http://www.apple.com/java/ SCO Unix http://www.sco.com/java/ IBM http://www.developer.ibm.com/java/ (OS/2, AS/400, OS/ 390, VM/ESA, AIX) SGI http://www.sgi.com/developers/devtools/languages/javafaq.html Unisys http://www.unisys.com/marketplace/clearpath/techlibrary/papers/javaenviron.html HP-UX http://www.unixsolutions.hp.com/products/java/index.html * Your platform vendor is usually the best source for platform specific JDKs. JDK required for CONNX client machine using JDBC only. Please follow your vendor’s instructions for installation. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes -9- 07/19/10
  • 10. CONNX Solutions Compatible Front Ends OLEDB ODBC JDBC Application √ √ Microsoft Visual Basic √ √ √ Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual Studio √ √ Microsoft Visual Studio .NET - New √ √ PowerBuilder √ √ Microsoft Access √ Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) √ Microsoft Excel (MSQuery) and Excel √ √ Internet Information Server (IIS) √ Cognos Impromptu √ Crystal Reports √ √ Borland C++ √ √ √ Borland Delphi √ Borland JBuilder √ √ Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) √ √ Paradox for Windows √ Dharma ODBC Integrator √ Visual FoxPro for Windows √ JetForms √ Sagent √ Oracle Developer/ Designer 2000 √ Oracle Discover √ Any ODBC or OLE-DB compliant application √ Apache Web Server √ Netscape (iPlanet) Enterprise Server √ Any JDBC compliant applications √ GIS (geographical information software) √ Sun Forte √ Sun Netbeans √ Sun Netra Web server √ √ Star Office Installation Instructions Installation instructions for CONNX 8.6 are available from http://www.solutionsiq.com/products/helpdesk.html CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 10 - 07/19/10
  • 11. CONNX Solutions Changes in CONNX 8.6 VSAM Support •CONNX provides real-time, high-performance access to VSAM files under CICS. •The CONNX VSAM Module runs as a CICS transaction, which ensures interoperability with your existing CICS applications. •CONNX imports directly from COBOL copybooks in order to determine the structure of the VSAM files. •CONNX supports all three types of VSAM Files: ♦KSDS – Keyed Sequential Data Sets ♦RSDS – Relative Sequential Data Sets ♦ESDS – Entry Sequenced Data Sets New Features •Support for Mixed-case VMS passwords •Support for Oracle's SQL*Plus Copy command •MAXROW and NOMAXROW CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 11 - 07/19/10
  • 12. CONNX Solutions Additional CORE Features InfoNaut New Features Infonaut now provides instant sorting on any column. Simply click the column heading, and the data is resorted. Additionally, instant grouping is one of the new eye-popping features in this release. It is as simple as dragging-and-dropping any column heading to the new “grouping” bar. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 12 - 07/19/10
  • 13. CONNX Solutions POISE-specific Enhancements CONNX has partnered with Jenzabar and Campus America to deliver a Plug-and-Play data access solution for POISE users. CONNX has new data types, and an expanded import that works with the POISE metadata export utility. This results in instant access to POISE data through CONNX, including POISE virtual fields and POISE code tables. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 13 - 07/19/10
  • 14. CONNX Solutions SCT Specific Enhancements - Improved DBD Overlay Import The SCT Overlay Import will change the field names and comments of SCT COBOL FD record layouts within the CONNX Data Dictionary, allowing you to more easily utilize your information by renaming the fields to commonly known screen field names. To utilize this new feature, you must first import one or more record layouts using the SCT Import. select the DBD Overlay Import feature under the Tools menu in the CONNX CDD Administrator. You have the option of importing both the DBD field names, and the comments, or only the comment. The comment field is populated with the fivecharacter mnemonic unique field identifier, and then any comments located in the DBD*.DAT file. This unique value is found on all SCT input screens by selecting the Help key within the SCT application. Please review your CONNX documentation for further instructions. Additionally, you can specify an alternate DBD import path. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 14 - 07/19/10
  • 15. CONNX Solutions CONNX CDD Instant Search The CONNX CDD instant search allows you to quickly locate any table within the CONNX Data Dictionary. Simply start typing in the name of the table, and CONNX will jump to that table automatically. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 15 - 07/19/10
  • 16. CONNX Solutions FTL Enhancements CONNX FTL™ (Fast Tuning Logic) delivers a power punch of performance for RMS files. CONNX sequentially reads indexed RMS files up to 4 times faster than in version 8.5. CONNX has always delivered blazing performance against indexed RMS files, when using an index field. Now, CONNX delivers even faster performance on queries that contain non-indexed criteria. Additionally, the CONNX Data Dictionary now supports multiple “virtual” RMS databases. This means you can create a single CONNX Data Dictionary that contains tables located in multiple RMS servers. The catalog support added in CONNX 8.5 provides a simple mechanism to access your enterprise RMS data through a single connection. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 16 - 07/19/10
  • 17. CONNX Solutions Resolved Issues SCT DBD Overlay Import - Properly overlays all fields for all tables. RMS - Variable length RMS files no longer have unreadable content at end of records. VMS - 4- and 6-byte Date data types fixed. RMS /Rdb – Quadword data type fixed. Core – CONNX now opens the Registry in read-only mode. Dataflex – Indexes on Overlap fields are now recognized by CONNX. Business Objects - Performance no longer an issue with Extended Fetch. Lotus Notes database imports can be achieved with the CONNX OLEDB Desktop Adapter. Dates stored with the data type Dataflex Flex Date read correctly. MS Access - Large text fields of over 255 characters can be imported. MS Access Append Query - Function is operable. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 17 - 07/19/10
  • 18. CONNX Solutions Addendum to VSAM Documentation CONNX 8.6 Installation Guide Step 5 – Install IBM Mainframe-compatible Server Addendum - Page 5-32 This is an addendum to Part 4 – CONNX Configuration Utility on page 5-30 of the CONNX 8.6 Installation Guide. To stop the CONNX CICS/VSAM TCP/IP Listener Program You can stop the CONNX CICS/VSAM TCP/IP listener program with the NX01 transaction from an authorized 3270 terminal session. The NX01 STOP command terminates the CONNX CICS/VSAM TCP/IP listener, and permits it to be restarted on the same or on a different TCP/IP port. 1. Verify that the CONNX CICS TCP/IP listener transaction/program (NX00/CNXRUN) is running by typing the following command. Press <Enter>. 2. Verification appears. Press PF3, and then press <Clear>. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 18 - 07/19/10
  • 19. CONNX Solutions 3. Stop the CONNX CICS TCP/IP listener by typing NX01 STOP, and then pressing <Enter>. 4. Verification appears. 5. You can verify further that CONNX CICS TCP/IP listener transaction/program (NX00/CNXRUN) is stopped by issuing a second CEMT INQ TA command, which shows that the NX00 task has been stopped. You can restart the CONNX CICS/VSAM TCP/IP listener program on the same TCP/IP port, or you can change the TCP/IP port using the NX01 CNXRUNPORT command, and restart the listener on a different port. CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 19 - 07/19/10
  • 20. CONNX Solutions Step 5 – Install IBM Mainframe-compatible Server Addendum - Page 5-15, Table 5-4 Table 5-4 Addendum VSAM Objects for CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES VSAM Object Description CICS File CONNX Sample Table Name Name CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.CUSTOMER.E Customer CNXCUSTE CUSTOMERS_VSAM_ESDS File ESDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.CUSTOMER.R Customer CNXCUSTR CUSTOMERS_VSAM_RRDS File RRDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.EQUIPMNT.E Equipment CNXEQUIE EQUIPMNT_VSAM_ESDS File ESDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.EQUIPMNT.R Equipment CNXEQUIR EQUIPMNT_VSAM_RRDS File RRDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.ORDER.E Order File CNXORDE ORDERS_VSAM_ESDS ESDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.ORDER.R Order File CNXORDR ORDERS_VSAM_RRDS RRDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.PRODGRP.E Product CNXPGRPE PRODUCT_GROUPS_VSAM_ESDS Group File ESDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.PRODGRP.R Product CNXPGRPR PRODUCT_GROUPS_VSAM_RRDS Group File RRDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.PRODUCT.E Product CNXPRODE PRODUCTS_VSAM_ESDS File ESDS CONNX.V08R06.SAMPLES.PRODUCT.R Product CNXPRODR PRODUCTS_VSAM_RRDS File RRDS Addendum for Page B-9 Table B-16 Files installed in C:CONNX32VSAMSAMPLESCOPYBOOK C:CONNX32VSAMSAMPLESCOPYBOOK @INDEX CUSTOMER CUSTOMRE CUSTOMRR EQUIPMNE EQUIPMNR EQUIPMNT ORDER ORDERE ORDERR PRODGRP PRODGRPE PRODGRPR PRODUCT PRODUCTE PRODUCTR CONNX8.6_ReleaseNotes - 20 - 07/19/10