IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-300
October 23, 2001

IBM Interchange Services for e-business Offers DataInterchange V4.1

 ENUS201-300.PDF (38KB)


At a Glance

IBM Interchange Services for e-business offers the latest versions of DataInterchange (V4.1):

DataInterchange V4.1:

  • Translates XML data into record-oriented files, EDI, or another form of XML and vice versa
  • Allows DTDs to be imported directly for mapping and translation
  • Provides support for a wide variety of industry standards, as well as DTDs created by the user
  • Allows mapping and translation from EDI, XML, or record-oriented files to any other type of EDI, XML, or record-oriented file
  • Enables many new types of maps
  • Virtually eliminates the need to convert export/import files when moving between the host and client

Overview

IBM Interchange Services for e-business offers the latest versions of DataInterchange: DataInterchange/MVS™ V4.1, DataInterchange/MVS-CICS® V4.1, and DataInterchange Client V4.1 which are designed to provide a powerful data translation and transaction management solution that can grow with your electronic data interchange (EDI) or electronic commerce requirements.

DataInterchange is also designed to help you get a quick start on EDI by enabling communication with your trading partner either via Information Exchange commerce engine by using Expedite software or MQSeries® messaging queues which supports many diverse platforms, including HP, Sun, Unisys, OS/2®, Windows®, and others.

DataInterchange V4.1 enhances the capability of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) translation which solves a wide range of customer requirements, including any-to-any mapping, translation capability, and document type definition (DTD) import capability. The upgraded DataInterchange Client V4.1 runs on a Windows operating system and provides a graphical user interface as an administrative user interface for DataInterchange host products. Virtual storage access method (VSAM) files will no longer be supported.

Previous Program Information

The previous versions of DataInterchange V3.1 will still be available after announcing this new version of DataInterchange V4.1. Customers can choose any of them considering their requirements and/or their system environments. For more detail, refer to the Product Positioning and Prices sections.

  • 5655-B29: DataInterchange/MVS V3.1
  • 5655-B30: DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V3.1

Key Prerequisites

  • Any MVS-capable machine that supports operating systems OS/390® or z/OS™ (ESA/390 mode), including the System/390® processors or equivalent that supports the Enterprise Systems Architecture/390®
  • OS/390 V2.7 or later, z/OS V1 (ESA/390 mode), or later
  • DATABASE 2™ (DB2®) for OS/390 V5, or later
  • XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R2
  • PC for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT®, or Windows 2000 for DataInterchange Client V4.1
  • Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT, or Windows 2000 operating system for DataInterchange Client V4.1

Planned Availability Date

February 1, 2002

Description

DataInterchange facilities are designed to help you create application data mappings to be used as a standalone EDI system or integrated with other applications through its application program interfaces (APIs), on either OS/390 MVS systems for batch processing or MVS-CICS for realtime processing. The application data mappings convert from/into proprietary EDI standard and nonstandard formats, including but not limited to, ANSI X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and UCS. DataInterchange supports subsets of the published ANSI X.12 and UN/EDIFACT standards, as interpreted by industries such as retail, transportation, electronics, automotive, petroleum, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing.

The primary DataInterchange V4.1 enhancements are as follows:

  • Mapping and Translation of XML Data

    XML DTDs can now be imported directly into DataInterchange Client V4.1 without requiring a separate utility to convert them to a standard (refer to XML DTD import below). Also, data can now be mapped and translated directly from XML to EDI, data format, or other XML documents or vice versa (refer to any-to-any mapping below)

  • XML DTD Import

    DataInterchange Client V4.1 allows users to import a DTD from a file and display the DTD for mapping purposes. This is similar to the way DataInterchange now allows import of standard transactions. By allowing users to import their own DTDs, DataInterchange does not restrict which XML standards the customer can use. The users may import whichever DTDs they wish to use, whether they were obtained from an industry consortium, a trading partner, or they created the DTDs themselves.

  • Any-to-any Mapping

    The new any-to-any mapping function allows users to map from any supported source document (data format, EDI, or XML) to any supported target format (data format, EDI, or XML). This function enables users to create many types of maps that were not supported before, including EDI to EDI, XML to EDI, and EDI to XML. It also helps eliminate the need to create a standard for XML or data format documents as was sometimes required previously, and it displays a much better graphical representation of the XML data in the mapper.

  • Common Database Between Client and Host

    The host translator and the client now share a common database structure. This virtually eliminates the need to convert export/import files between host and client format.

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

DataInterchange V4.1 can translate directly (in one step) between data in XML, EDI, or data formats. This is a significant enhancement over DataInterchange V3.1 where some transformations, for example, XML to EDI, required a two-step translation process (XML to data format followed by data format to EDI). DataInterchange V4.1 also allows customers to directly import XML DTDs into DataInterchange Client V4.1 and map them. This is also a significant productivity enhancement over DataInterchange V3.1 where customers had to first convert a DTD to a pseudo EDI standard which could then be imported and mapped as an EDI transformation. For client users, DataInterchange V4.1 has moved to a common database schema for both the client and the host. This further improves productivity by virtually eliminating the necessity of converting between host objects and client objects.

Hardware and Software Support Services

SmoothStart™/Installation Services

Direct Customer Support

Installation and technical support are provided by IBM Software Services and Support (SSS). The service and support toll-free number is 800-237-5511. Calls may be placed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. IBM responds on a call-back basis between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, except on IBM U.S. holidays.

ServiceLink, within IBMLink™, is also available. These links provide the ability to search product information and defect data bases, report defects, order corrections and ask questions related to installing or operating this application. Contact your local IBM branch office for more information.

Available until discontinued: 12 month's written notice

Fee Services

Application implementation and performance assistance for this program may be available on a fee basis. For further information, please contact your IBM representative.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement 298-393 , dated October 13, 1998 (IBM EDI Services DataInterchange/MVS V3.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V3.1).

Trademarks

 
MVS, z/OS, DATABASE 2, SmoothStart, and IBMLink are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
CICS, MQSeries, OS/2, OS/390, System/390, Enterprise Systems Architecture/390, and DB2 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

The information for education classes will be determined and offered later. Class information will be posted at the following Web site:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

  • Any MVS™-capable machine that supports operating systems OS/390® or z/OS™ (ESA/390 mode), including the System/390® processors or equivalent that supports the Enterprise Systems Architecture/390®
  • Tape drive for installing distributed material
  • Monochrome terminal with 24-by-80 character display
  • Required network hardware and communication connection
  • Between 350 and 400 MB of direct access storage for programs and data

Optional Hardware Products

  • LAN network connectivity to support client/server mode for DataInterchange Client
  • IBM Integrated Cryptographic Feature to support the DataInterchange encryption enabling routines running under the IBM integrated Cryptographic Service Facility/MVS (ICSF/MVS)
  • IBM 4753 Network Security Processor to support the DataInterchange encryption enabling routines running under the IBM 4753 Network Security Processor MVS Support Program

Software Requirements

Both DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS® V4.1 components require the following operating system:

  • OS/390 Version 2 Release 7, or later (5647-A01), z/OS V1 (ESA/390 mode), or later (5694-A01)

The following list describes the minimum software requirements under the previously listed operating systems:

  • Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM®)/MVS Version 2 Release 2, or later (5665-356)
  • The software required for the network or communications connection
  • DATABASE 2™ (DB2®) for MVS or OS/390 (5655-DB2 or 5645-DB2)
  • XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R2 (5655-D44)

The following describes the minimum software requirements for DataInterchange V4.1 to operate under one of these listed CICS software products:

  • CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 Version 1.2, or later (5655-147)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 2 (5697-E93)
  • GDDM/MVS Version 2 Release 3 for CICS (5665-356)
  • GDDM/MVS Version 3 Release 1, or later, for CICS (5695-167)

Optional Software Products

  • MQSeries® for MVS/ESA™ (5695-137) Version 1 Release 2, or later
  • EDI Communication software such as Expedite Base/MVS (5695-EDI) and Expedite/CICS (5655-092)
  • Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) Version 1 Release  10 (5740-XXH)
  • RACF-equivalent software products that support System Authorization Facility (SAF) interface for DataInterchange security
  • IBM Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility/MVS (5655-120)
  • IBM 4753 Network Security Processor MVS Support Program (5655-A16)

DataInterchange Client V4.1 Requirements

DataInterchange Client V4.1 is a 32-bit Windows® 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT®, or Windows 2000 application designed to run on a Pentium® PC with a minimum 64 MB RAM. This should include a client/server architecture that has open database connectivity (ODBC) to the host system.

Compatibility: DataInterchange V3.1 is upwardly compatible with DataInterchange V4.1. Refer to the Planning Information section for details.

Limitations: The DataInterchange Client V4.1 can be used only with DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1.

The DataInterchange Client V3.1 can be used only with DataInterchange/MVS V3.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V3.1.

Planning Information

Installability: DataInterchange V4.1 replaces previously available DataInterchange releases and can be installed directly from V3.1. Authorized program analysis reports (APARs) for DataInterchange V3.1 will be accepted up to the respective dates of discontinuance.

For further detailed information, refer to the DataInterchange V4.1 Installation Guide .

Packaging: Deliverables for a new or upgrade order for DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1 include the following:

  • Host product on either a 9/6250 magnetic tape, 3480 cartridge, or 4-mm tape cartridge
  • DataInterchange Client on CD-ROM (LCD4-3054-01)
  • Soft copy of the following five manuals in print document format (PDF) on CD-ROM (LCD4-3054-01):
    • DataInterchange Installation Guide (GB09-8070-08)
    • DataInterchange Messages and Code (SB34-2000-05)
    • DataInterchange Programmer's Reference (SB34-2001-05)
    • DataInterchange Administrator's Guide (SB34-2002-05)
    • DataInterchange Client User's Guide (SB34-2010-02)
  • Licensed Program Specifications (MVS or MVS-CICS)
    • DataInterchange Licensed Specification for DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 (GI11-2359-00)
    • DataInterchange Licensed Specification for DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1 (GI11-2360-00)
  • Memo to users (MVS or MVS-CICS)
    • Memo to users for DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 (GI10-6891-01)
    • Memo to users for DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1 (GI10-6892-01)
  • Program Directory (MVS or MVS-CICS)
    • DataInterchange/MVS (GI10-6888-02)
    • DataInterchange/MVS-CICS (GI10-6889-02)

The DataInterchange Client standards, in tagged format export files, are included for several versions of each standard on CD-ROM (LCD4-3054-01).

  • UN/EDIFACT
  • ANSI X.12
  • UCS
  • VICS
  • RAIL

System Integrity

IBM will accept APARs where the installation of this licensed program causes an exposure to the system integrity of MVS. This program is intended to run unauthorized.

MVS System Integrity Applies: Yes

Security, Auditability, and Control

DataInterchange V4.1 security is provided by the Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) or an equivalent product that is consistent with System Authorization Facility (SAF) interfaces. It is recommended that a data security facility be used with the DataInterchange components of IBM Interchange Services for e-business.

There are several customizable levels of authorization and capabilities such as modifying profiles and building/modifying data formats. Access to menu options, files, and record levels is determined by the DataInterchange Administrator. The following list includes some of the other security features:

  • User ID and password are required to access the announced programs
  • Multiple levels of access control definable by customers
  • Editing and validation of input information
  • Unique control numbers are assigned to all transactions processed
  • Transaction store records events, errors, messages, and images

Customers manage, and are responsible, for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, appropriate controlled application systems, and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

To order DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 or DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1, customers should follow the steps below and provide the information listed.

  1. Call 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
  2. Ask for "Large Systems Software"
  3. Request product name: DataInterchange
  4. Provide the following information:
    • Program Identification (PID) number of either 5655-G99 for MVS or 5655-H01 for MVS-CICS
    • IBM Customer Identification number
    • Ship-to-address and the person's name for "Attention to:"
    • CPU Identification number from the host designated machine
    • Basic monthly license charge (MLC) feature number for OS/390, or flat workload license charge (FWLC) feature number and quantity one for z/OS
    • Media feature number
    • Asset feature number
    • Company's purchase order (P.O.) number, if applicable
    • Migrating customers must request to have Single Version Charge (SVC) apply

XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R2 (5655-D44) can be downloaded from the following Web site:

SMP/E installable version is recommended. XML Toolkit V1R2 only is tested on DataInterchange V4.1. It is also recommended that customers read the Program Directory and other related information at the above Web site before installing this Toolkit.

Customers in the United States and Canada may obtain the XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1R2 on a tape by ordering the program number 5655-D44 through IBM DIRECT at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Publications

A CD-ROM shipped with the software includes a softcopy of the five manuals listed below, the DataInterchange Client V4.1 software, and the EDI standards.

                                             Publication
Softcopy Manual Titles                       Numbers
 
DataInterchange Installation Guide           GB09-8070
DataInterchange Messages and Codes           SB34-2000
DataInterchange Programmer's Reference       SB34-2001
DataInterchange Administrator's Guide        SB34-2002
DataInterchange Client User Guide            SB34-2010

Hardcopy manuals are no longer available for DataInterchange V4.1. Softcopy manuals will also be available for downloading in PDF at the following Web site:

New Licensees

Orders for new licenses can be placed now. Shipment will begin on February 1, 2002, and will not occur beforehand. Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before February 1, 2002, will be assigned a schedule date of one week following the availability.

New orders should specify the following PID numbers which will ship after February 1, 2002:

                                             PID
Program Names                                Numbers
 
DataInterchange/MVS V4.1                     5655-G99
DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1                5655-H01

Basic License

To order a basic license of DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 for OS/390, specify the PID number (5655-G99) and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify feature number 0001 for a MLC and the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

To order a basic license of DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1 for OS/390, specify the PID number (5655-H01) and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify feature number 0001 for a MLC and the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

FWLC Basic License

To order a FWLC basic license of DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 for z/OS, specify the PID number (5655-G99) and 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the feature number 0002 for FWLC MLC, quantity one, and the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

To order a FWLC basic license of DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1 for z/OS, specify the PID number (5655-H01) and 9001 for asset registration. Also, specify the feature number 0002 for FWLC MLC, quantity one, and the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

SVC

To elect SVC, the customer must notify IBM and identify the prior program and replacement program, and the designated machine the programs are operating on.

Basic Machine-readable Material

To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                Media
                                Feature           Distribution
Program Names                   Numbers           Medium
 
DataInterchange/                5801              9/6250 magnetic
 MVS V4.1                        tape
 Basic License                  5802              3480 tape
                                 cartridge
                                6537              4-mm tape
                                 cartridge
 
DataInterchange/                5801              9/6250 magnetic
 MVS-CICS V4.1                   tape
 Basic License                  5802              3480 tape
                                 cartridge
                                6544              4-mm tape
                                 cartridge

Customization Options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or manufacturing execution system (MES) orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Satellite Electronic Delivery                       3450
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedited shipments will be processed so that the customer should receive delivery within 72 hours from the time that IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM Customer agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed MLC Applies: No

Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: Yes

Limitation on License Use: You may not use the Program to provide processing services to third parties, or on a "service bureau" basis, without IBM's prior written consent.

Educational Allowance Available: No

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Products Eligible for Single Version Charging

     Replaced Programs           Replacement Programs
                                                             Version
Program                       Program                        Charging
Numbers    Program Names      Numbers     Program Names      Applies
 
5655-B29   DataInterchange/   5655-G99    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS V3.1                       MVS V4.1
 
5655-B30   DataInterchange/   5655-H01    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS-CICS V3.1                  MVS-CICS V4.1
 
5655-A18   DataInterchange/   5655-G99    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS V2.1                       MVS V4.1
 
5655-A19   DataInterchange/   5655-H01    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS-CICS V2.1                  MVS-CICS V4.1
 
5685-036   DataInterchange/   5655-G99    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS V1.5                       MVS V4.1
 
5695-076   DataInterchange/   5655-H01    DataInterchange/   Yes
            MVS-CICS V1.5                  MVS-CICS V4.1

DataInterchange V4.1 is only available via a MLC. PLC/ALC customers will need to migrate to MLCs in order to comply with IBM's OS/390 price structure. MLCs are higher than previous versions, therefore current MLC customers will incur a higher MLC when they migrate to DataInterchange V4.1. Single Version Charging (SVC) applies.

Warranty Applies: Yes

Licensed Program Material Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All

Testing Period: Two months (basic license only)

Support Center Applies: Yes

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

Prices

Contact your local IBM representative for pricing information for this announcement.

Trademarks

 
MVS, z/OS, DATABASE 2, and MVS/ESA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
OS/390, System/390, Enterprise Systems Architecture/390, CICS, GDDM, DB2, MQSeries, and RACF are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.