IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-300
October 23, 2001
IBM Interchange Services for e-business Offers DataInterchange V4.1
At a Glance
IBM Interchange Services for e-business offers the latest versions of DataInterchange (V4.1):
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.
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:
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
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
Application implementation and performance assistance for this program may be available on a fee basis. For further information, please contact your IBM representative.
Refer to Software Announcement 298-393 , dated October 13, 1998 (IBM EDI Services DataInterchange/MVS V3.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V3.1).
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Specified Operating Environment
Optional Hardware Products
Both DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 and DataInterchange/MVS-CICS® V4.1 components require the following operating system:
The following list describes the minimum software requirements under the previously listed operating systems:
The following describes the minimum software requirements for DataInterchange V4.1 to operate under one of these listed CICS software products:
Optional Software Products
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.
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 .
The DataInterchange Client standards, in tagged format export files, are included for several versions of each standard on CD-ROM (LCD4-3054-01).
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.
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:
Customers manage, and are responsible, for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, appropriate controlled application systems, and communication facilities.
To order DataInterchange/MVS V4.1 or DataInterchange/MVS-CICS V4.1, customers should follow the steps below and provide the information listed.
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).
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:
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
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.
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
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
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.
Contact your local IBM representative for pricing information for this announcement.