IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-251
September 11, 2001

Enhanced IBM DB2 Management Products for Multiple Platforms

 ENUS201-251.PDF (23KB)


At a Glance

Effectively create and operate your DB2 application environment

  • Table Editor — full-screen table editing in multiple end-user environments
  • DB2 Web Query Tool
    • Global data access via SQL
    • Results saved in multiple formats including XML

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

Building on a strengthened focus on data management tools, new IBM tools and functions further complement IBM's premier DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) on its server platforms.

IBM seeks to be your preferred supplier of tools with affordable, high-performance, and functionally rich products.

Two new products complement the offerings on the z/OS™ platform:

  • DB2® Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2
  • DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2

Refer to IBM Data Management Tools for z/OS Software Announcement 201-056 , dated February 27, 2001.

Key Prerequisites

Any hardware and software configuration that supports the required version of a DB2 Server

Planned Availability Date

September 14, 2001

Description

DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2

Powerful table editing from within multiple end-user environments includes Java™-enabled Web browsers and workstations and Windows® workstations.

Working either with multirow, row-at-a-time, or GUI forms with command buttons, data update and creation capabilities are easily rolled out to end users with tight control over permissions and usage.

Features include:

  • Linked forms
  • "Launch SQL" button
  • LOB support

DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2 extends the capabilities of this powerful tool even further with:

  • Linked forms

    DB2 Table Editor forms developers building Windows- or Java-based forms may now define linkages between forms. Sets of forms can be built and linked with parent/child relationships, whether or not the data in the forms is related in the underlying DB2 table structure.

  • SQL command buttons

    The DB2 Table Editor form builder can now place a command button on any Windows- or Java-based form to launch any SQL, including stored procedures.

  • Large Object support

    The Windows- and Java-based DB2 Table Editor interfaces now provide LOB support and support LOBs through forms rendered in those environments.

DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2

DB2 Web Query Tool lets end users access, create, share, and execute SQL queries through their browsers against multiple IBM DB2 databases on multiple platforms. They can save query results in multiple formats including XML, and integrate query results with popular PC applications such as spreadsheets.

DB2 Web Query Tool extends the capabilities of this powerful tool even further with:

  • WAP and e-mail interfaces
  • New data operations
  • XSL support
  • Support for more database platforms
  • Support for Web application server platforms

Now DB2 Web Query Tool expands user interfaces, database platform access, and available data operations in a single release.

  • WAP and e-mail

    Additional interfaces for DB2 Web Query Tool for WAP and e-mail users extend access to DB2 Web Query Tool functionality to virtually any location. With a WAP phone or any e-mail client, users may now send commands to and receive responses from DB2 Web Query Tool, including running critical summary reports or receiving alerts triggered by the crossing of preset thresholds in data or report values.

  • Data operations

    DB2 Web Query Tool now supports the copying of data to another location, converting of data, and comparing of one set of data with another to highlight differences in the data.

  • XSL

    DB2 Web Query Tool now supports the formatting of data and reports with XSL. Style sheets may be used with the tool's existing support for XML. You benefit from the richer universal reporting and data migration functions.

  • Database and application server platforms

    DB2 Web Query Tool now supports:

    • DB2 distributed databases, including DB2 for AIX®, DB2 for Windows 2000, and DB2 Linux
    • WebSphere™ for AIX, Windows 2000, Linux, and WebSphere Versions 3.x and 4

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
  • Optional display of audio alerts for people with hearing impairment

U.S. Section 508 Status

  • DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2
  • DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2

Capable on delivery, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any Assistive Technology used with the Product properly interoperates with it.

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Trademarks

 
z/OS and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DB2 Universal Database, DB2, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Visit Web site:

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No publications are shipped with these programs. Publications are only available through the Web.

Displayable Softcopy Documentation

For DB2® Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2: README.TXT file with information on how to install the product and the DB2 Table Editor Control Center Plug-in. Online help is included.

The following publications are not available in hardcopy form. They are available for download in both PDF and BookMaster® formats on the Web site:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number
 
For DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2:
 
DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms          SC27-1471
  and iSeries User's Guide
 
For DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2:
 
DB2 Web Query User's Guide                   SC27-0971

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

These programs operate on any hardware configuration that supports the required version of a DB2 Server.

Specifically this includes platforms that support:

  • AIX®
  • HP UX
  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows® 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT®
  • Windows 2000

The release of DB2 UDB supported is dependent on its having a JDBC type 2 driver supported. DB2 UDB Version 2 and later support all these environments.

Software Requirements

These programs operate on any software configuration that supports the required version of DB2.

Planning Information

Direct Customer Support: Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Packaging: Both products are packaged as Media Packs. Documentation is provided on the Internet.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The security and auditability features of User Identification and Password Management for these products are developed in concert with DB2 security.

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

Ordering Information

Each program has a single charge unit of number of "Processors."

Media Packs: Data Management Tools for Multiplatforms

                                             Part
Description                                  Number
 
DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms          BB008IE
  Version 4.2 -- Media Pack
DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms        BB006IE
  Version 1.2 -- Media Pack

Passport Advantage Part Numbers

DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2

                                             Passport
                                             Advantage
                                             Part
Program Name                                 Number
 
DB2 Table Editor for MultiProcessor          D50R7LL
  LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
DB2 Table Editor for MultiProcessor          D50R8LL
  LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
DB2 Table Editor for MultiProcessor          E006ELL
  SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
DB2 Table Editor for MultiProcessor          D50RBLL
  SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
 
DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2
 
DB2 Web Query for MultiProcessor             D50R4LL
  LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV
DB2 Web Query for MultiProcessor             D50R5LL
  LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV
DB2 Web Query for MultiProcessor             E006DLL
  SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV
DB2 Web Query for MultiProcessor             D50R6LL
  SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Numbers

  • GC27-1502 for DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms
  • GC27-1501 for DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

  • DB2 Table Editor for Multiplatforms Version 4.2 — Available until September 14, 2003
  • DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms Version 1.2 — Available until September 14, 2003

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the Invoice Date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

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.

All prices are associated with Passport Advantage items.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. YE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
DB2, BookMaster, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.