IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-067
April 2, 2002
IBM WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Extends Coverage to AIX and Windows 2000 Platforms
At a Glance
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere® Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 is the latest offering to provide a powerful data translation and transaction management solution that can grow your electronic data interchange (EDI) or electronic commerce messaging solution.
More about WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 can help convert application data forms into (or from) industry-specific, EDI standards or other fixed application data formats.
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 electronically translates data, such as invoices, purchase orders, and billing forms, for exchange with trading partners either via the Information Exchange commerce engine or by using MQ messaging queues supported on a variety of operating systems and the MQSeries Services offering.
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client provides a GUI for server administration.
Previous Program Information
DataInterchange MVS (V3.1) and DataInterchange MVS/CICS® V3.1 provided by IBM Interchange Services for e-business are also available. Refer to Software Announcement 298-393 , dated December 11, 1998, for more information.
The WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client requires a Pentium® PC with a minimum 64 MB RAM and open database connectivity (ODBC) to the server systems.
With WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1, you can create application data mappings to be used as a stand-alone EDI integrated with other applications through APIs, on either an AIX or Windows 2000 platform for real-time processing. The application data mappings convert from/into proprietary EDI standards, including but not limited to, ANSI X.12, UN/EDIFACT, and UCS. WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 supports subsets of the published ANSI X 12, and UN/EDIFACT standards, as interpreted by industries such as transportation, electronics, automotive, petroleum, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing.
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client:
A WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client is
included with the product. It is implemented for a 32-bit, Windows 95,
98, and 2000 client/server architecture and is designed for a Pentium PC
with a minimum 64 MB RAM. It should also have open database connectivity
(ODBC) to the server system.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 is designed to provide a powerful data translation and transaction management solution that can grow with a customer's EDI or electronic commerce requirements. Enhanced integration with WebSphere MQ Integrator allows WebSphere Data Interchange to add EDI functionality to the premier EAI solution. WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 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, AIX, Windows, and others.
For more information, refer to the WebSphere Data Interchange Web site:
Statement of Direction
It is IBM's intent, in subsequent product releases, to further integrate WebSphere Data Interchange with WebSphere MQ Integrator and other WebSphere products, protecting your investment in WebSphere Data Interchange today, and the WebSphere family now and in the future.
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WebSphere® Data Interchange and other EDI classes are offered by IBM. All education information can be found at the following Web site:
Public and private classes are available.
All education information can be found at the following Web site:
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-304-3343. Public and private classes are available.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
One copy of the publications on CD-ROM are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
The following publications can be ordered from IBM after April 26, 2002. To order, call 800-IBM-CALL (465-2255).
These are also downloadable from the following Web site:
Order Title Number DataInterchange Messages and Codes SB34-2000 DataInterchange Programmer's Reference SB34-2001 DataInterchange Administrators Guide SB34-2002 DataInterchange Client User's Guide SB34-2010 WebSphere Data Interchange for GC34-6143 Multiplatforms User's Guide
The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who want to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:
The IBM Publications Center Portal:
The 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, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
Note: PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.
Displayable Softcopy Publications: WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped as PDF files on the same media type as the basic machine-readable CD-ROM.
These displayable manuals can be used with the Adobe Acrobat licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.
For the Server
Additional requirements for Windows 2000:
One of the following operating systems for the Server:
And the following Server Databases and Tools
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client Requirements: WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client is a 32-bit Windows 95, 98, or 2000 application designed to run on an Intel Pentium PC with a minimum of 128 MB RAM.
Customer Responsibilities: WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 contains the applicable IBM License agreement, and Licence Information (LI) and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The License and LI will be stored in a directory called LICENSE.TXT for future reference.
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and LI, if appropriate and will be presented for
acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and
LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future
Security, Auditability, and Control
It is recommended that a data security facility is used with WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 has a Charge Unit called a Capacity Unit. Multiple Capacity Units will need to be purchased depending on the applicable processor group WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 has been installed on.
For example: If the customer has 2 servers in Tier 2 and 2 servers in Tier 3, the total number of Capacity Units required = 24 (2x4 plus 2x8).
A Capacity Unit Calculator is also available at:
For this program, the Program License Charge Unit is based on the number of processors by server. Capacity Units are available in units of one, and are required for every machine on which the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 is installed. The program includes the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client, which may be used either on the same processor as that on which the program's server code is running, or on no more that one other Intel-based machine.
No separate server authorizations are required to license any other component part of the media package.
The number of Capacity Units required for use of the program on any machine is based on the number of symmetrical multiprocessors (SMP) in the machine, as per the following table:
CUs/ Server Usage Level Tier 5-Tier Server definitions: Tier 1 2 Intel uniprocessors 5-Tier Server definitions: Tier 2 4 Intel 2 processor RISC <=2 processors 5-Tier Server definitions: Tier 3 8 RISC/Intel 3-8 processors 5-Tier Server definitions: Tier 4 16 RISC/Intel 9-23 processors 5-Tier Server definitions: Tier 5 30 RISC/Intel 24+ processors
Note: Intel machines include compatible processors such as Cyrix and AMD.
Where a server has the ability separately to partition or subset its SMPs in such a way that it is necessary to run multiple copies of the operating system in each subset, the number of charge units or use authorizations required will be based on the above tiering, and each partition or subset will need to be separately licensed. No other restriction of use of SMPs qualifies for any reduced capacity unit requirement.
Users should retain their original product and Capacity Units as Proof of Entitlement (PoE).
Part Description Number WebSphere Data Interchange Media Package BA05GIE WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity Unit D514ILL LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity Unit D514JLL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity Unit E00ABLL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV WebSphere Data Interchange Capacity Unit D514KLL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV
Entitled Maintenance Offerings WSDATINCAPU
Part Description Number WebSphere Data Interchange Media Package BA05GIE English
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement 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.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
MQSeries: The program includes a copy of MQSeries ("MQSeries"). For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use MQSeries in association with your use of the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product. You are authorized to install two copies of MQSeries for use with the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product. You are authorized to use MQSeries only with messages generated for the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms product, and not for other purposes. To use MQSeries for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for an MQSeries software product that authorizes such use.
DB2: The Program includes a copy of the DB2 Universal Database® ("DB2"). For each PoE, you are authorized to install and use DB2 in association with your use of the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms. You are authorized to install one copy of DB2 for use with the product. You are authorized to use DB2 only for the storage and management of data generated by the WebSphere Data Interchange product, and not for other data management purposes. To use DB2 for other purposes, you must acquire a separate nonrestricted PoE for a DB2 Database software product, which authorizes such use.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. Coverage period means the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for software maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.). IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Consult your IBM Software Support Guide for further details at:
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this Agreement.
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.