Feedback

IBM VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0 supports generation of COBOL/VSE in Rational Application Developer and Rational Web Developer

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-152
June 21, 2005

 

 ENUS205-152.PDF (42KB)

Table of contents   Document options  
TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
 
Printable version Printable version

 
At a glance

By supporting VSE as a target platform from the Rational development platforms, VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0:

  • Supports development of new applications for VSE utilizing the latest Web architectures
  • Protects your investment in VisualAge Generator programs designed to run on VSE
  • Allows you to move to IBM's latest application development environment

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
 
Back topBack to top
 

Overview

VisualAge® Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0 allows customers who currently use VisualAge Generator to produce programs that run on VSE to continue doing so using the Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) component of Rational® Application Developer or Rational Web Developer. In addition, customers currently developing VSE applications in COBOL can now use EGL in Rational Application Developer or Rational Web Developer to create new COBOL applications for VSE.

By supporting VSE as a target platform from the Rational development environment, this plug-in allows:

  • Existing VA Generator customers to enhance and support their existing VSE applications or to create new VSE applications using the same application development tools they use for non-VSE applications
  • Existing COBOL/VSE customers to create new VSE applications using the same application development tools they use for non-VSE applications
  • Development of new applications targeted for VSE utilizing the latest Web architectures

For more information about VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE, visit
http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/visgen/vse/index.html
 
Back topBack to top
 

Key prerequisites
  • One of the following:
    • Rational Application Developer V6.0.0.1
    • Rational Web Developer V6.0.0.1
  • VisualAge Generator Server for VSE

 
Back topBack to top
 
Availability date

June 21, 2005
 
Back topBack to top
 

Description

Many customers create and maintain VSE applications using VisualAge Generator Developer and use VisualAge Generator Server for VSE in their VSE run-time environment. Others create VSE applications using COBOL/VSE directly.

With VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE, customers can use EGL to create and maintain VSE applications from the Rational application development environments, including Rational Web Developer (RWD) and Rational Application Developer (RAD). This allows application developers to create new COBOL/VSE programs using the EGL high-level language, rather than native COBOL, as well as develop new Web applications that can be deployed as J2EE applications. In addition, because the Rational developer tools support the creation of Java™, J2EE, and portal applications, VA Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE allows you to standardize your application development environment across IBM eServer zSeries® and distributed developers.

Migration from VisualAge Generator Developer to one of these new application development environments is supported by the Rational products.

Installed as a plug-in to RWD or RAD, VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE replaces any currently installed EGL COBOL generation capabilities and supports VSE as a target environment. VisualAge Generator Server for VSE is still required on VSE for run-time support.

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE provides the following capabilities:

  • The ability to generate text-based and batch programs that execute on either CICS® for VSE or in VSE Batch
  • SQL, serial, relative, and indexed data access
  • The ability to create back-end logic to execute with the modern Web capability supplied with EGL and the use of Java Server Faces
  • New functions provided in EGL (except for those documented in the VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE Reference)

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for EGL V1.0 is available in English only. It can be installed on translated versions of Rational Application Developer or Rational Web Developer.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE is capable as of June 17, 2005, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, VisualAge, Rational, zSeries, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
Back topBack to top
 
Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
Back topBack to top
 
Publications

The following publication is available:

Publication      Order number  Order from
title
 
VA Generator     SC18-9531-00  Softcopy only
 EGL Plug-in for
 VSE Reference

The IBM Publications Center

The IBM Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS)

PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center.

The PNS site is available in English and Canadian French.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Technical information

Hardware requirements

VisualAge® Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE will operate on any hardware that supports the prerequisite software. In addition, VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE requires up to 40 MB of disk space.

Software requirements

All prerequisites and corequisites for these products apply.

The products listed here are supported only while service is available for those products.

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE requires:

  • On the workstation:
    • One of the following:
      • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 Professional (SP™ 3 or 4)
      • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (SP 3 or 4)
      • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP 3 or 4)
      • Microsoft Windows XP (SP 1 or 2)
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard
      • Microsoft Window Server Enterprise 2003
    • One of the following:
      • Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software V6.0.0.1 with its iFix003
      • Rational Web Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0.0.1 with its iFix003
  • On the zSeries® server:
    • VisualAge Generator Server for VSE (5648-B02) V1.2 with the fix for APAR PQ99618

For more information on the software requirements for VA Generator Server, visit

Limitations: Not all EGL functions are supported in VA Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE. The following features that are supported by z/OS® COBOL generation are not supported by VA Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE:

  • Library parts and functions
  • Enhanced date and time function (VisualAge Generator date and time functions such as EZEDTE and EZETME are still supported.)
  • strLib.formatNumber system function

In addition, not all VA Generator Developer functions are supported in EGL. For example, the following are not currently supported:

  • Web transactions
  • DL/I support

A complete list of limitations is provided in the product documentation.

Planning information

Packaging: The program package for VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0 includes one CD containing the VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE code. All product documentation is provided in softcopy form and is available on the product Web site

Security, auditability, and control

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
Back topBack to top
 

Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed
function          Product group      Product category
title
 
IBM VisualAge     App Integration    App Integration
 Generator EGL     Middleware Other   Middleware Other
 Plug-in for VSE

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE is a client product that has one charge unit: authorized user or floating user.

Floating user license: You may use the program, including installation of the program, on multiple servers, provided that use of the program occurs via a license server and the total number of concurrent users does not exceed the total number of floating user licenses obtained for the program.

Authorized user license: An authorized user license must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. Each authorized user license is attributable to one and only one individual user. An authorized user license may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel. A program licensed under an authorized user license may be installed on a single computer and accessed by multiple users, provided that an authorized user license has been obtained for each individual user. The program may be installed and used on a server, provided that a separate authorized user license is obtained for each individual user accessing the program.

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized user: An Authorized User (User) is one and only one individual, machine, program, or device with a specific identity (ID) within or outside your enterprise.

A proof of entitlement (PoE) is evidence of your authorization to use a program and is required for each user accessing the program or any component, application, feature, function, or capability thereof, either directly or indirectly, through any means on behalf of the user in any manner.

The program may be installed on one or more computers and accessed by multiple users, provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each individual user.

  1. Users have a unique, specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  2. An ID may establish one or more connections and count as a single user.
  3. An ID may only be reassigned for the long-term replacement of personnel, machine, program, or device.

Floating user: You may use the program, including installation of the program on multiple servers, provided that use of the program occurs via a license server and the total number of concurrent users does not exceed the total number of floating user licenses obtained for the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

VisualAge Generator EGL Plug-in for VSE

                                                  Part
Part description                                  number
 
IBM VisualAge Generator EGL
 Plug-in for VSE
VAGen EGL for VSE Authorized                      D551FLL
 User(s) License and
 SW Maintenance 12 Mo
VAGen EGL for VSE Authorized                      E01SDLL
 User(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
VAGen EGL for VSE Authorized                      D551GLL
 User(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement
VAGen EGL for VSE Floating                        D551DLL
 User(s) License and
 SW Maintenance 12 Mo
VAGen EGL for VSE Floating                        E01SCLL
 User(s) SW Maintenance
 Annual Renewal
VAGen EGL for VSE Floating                        D551ELL
 User(s) SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement
 
Passport Advantage supply
 
VAGen EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0.0
Media Pack English US Windows                     BA0E7NA
 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server
 2003 CD-ROM Digital Disk --
 ISO 9660 Standard V1.0.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

VAGen EGL Plug-in for VSE V1.0.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings                Media packs              Part
description              description              number
 
VAGen EGL Plug-in for    VAGen EGL Plug-in for    BA0E7NA
 VSE per Auth User        VSE English US
                          Windows 2000, Windows
                          XP, Windows Server
                          2003 CD-ROM Digital
                          Disk -- ISO 9660
                          Standard
VAGen EGL Plug-in for    VAGen EGL Plug-in for    BA0E7NA
 VSE per Floating User    VSE English US
                          Windows 2000, Windows
                          XP, Windows Server
                          2003 CD-ROM Digital
                          Disk -- ISO 9660
                          Standard

 
Back topBack to top
 
Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License information form number

Program name            Program number   Form number
 
VisualAge Generator     5724-L93         L-TDEN-69LHED
 EGL Plug-in for VSE

Limited warranty: Yes

Program services

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program technical support: Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the planned availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: Yes

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — Support line: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
Back topBack to top
 

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at


 
Back topBack to top
 
Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: SE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin immediately.

Trademarks

 
SP and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, VisualAge, Rational, WebSphere, zSeries, and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Back to topBack to top
 

 
Printable version Printable version