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

 ENUS202-067.PDF (80KB)


At a Glance

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  • Supports AIX and Windows 2000
  • Includes MQSeries and administrative database in package
  • Extracts SAP status records during translation
  • Supports WebSphere MQ message queueing
  • Expands EDI control number assignment option
  • Reduces trading partner setup

For ordering, contact:

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

Overview

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.

What's New

  • Tighter integration with WebSphere MQ Integrator
  • Run WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 on AIX® or Windows® 2000 platform
  • Ease installation with a copy of MQSeries® and an administrative database

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.

Key Prerequisites

  • Server capable of running AIX or Windows 2000
  • Intel® workstation capable of running the Client
  • Windows 2000 or AIX V4.3.3
  • DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) V7.2, with ODBC
  • Expedite Base/AIX for RS/6000® V4.5 (5787-EJG), Expedite Base for Windows, V4.6.2 (5766-ETJ), or Expedite for Windows, V6.2 (5639-G68)
  • XML Toolkit for Windows, V2, or later

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.

Planned Availability Date

April 26, 2002

Description

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 Features

  • MQSeries message queuing support

    WebSphere Data Interchange can now be driven by MQ messages to allow additional integration with WebSphere MQ Integrator by allowing WebSphere MQ Integrator to control the operation of WebSphere Data Interchange and cooperate in transformation of EDI messages. Use the MQSeries Queue profile to associate logical names with real MQSeries Queues. The Network Profile (NETPROF) communication field now has a new VANI value, VANIMQ.

  • SAP status records extracted during translation

    You can now specify the SAPUPDT keyword in the Continuous Receive profile. Now WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 can write status records to the SAP status flat file when it writes the record to the database. WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 marks the SAP status records when they have been extracted and uses the REMOVE to see if the record to be removed has been extracted.

  • Expanded EDI control number assignment

    WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 allows the assignment of document control numbers by sender/receiver pairing and transaction ID. Each control number pairing can be viewed from the server interfaces and from the Client interface. Fields in Trading Partner profile are control number masks for use during the creation of a new control number.

  • Reduced trading partner setup

    You can now maintain the address field and comment field of the Trading Partner profile using the server interfaces.

  • Event log conversion into a administrative database table

    The Event Log can now be a database table that can be viewed via the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 View menu. You can also select criteria and execute the Event log Archive process via a PERFORM command. Event logging also can now be completely turned off.

  • Envelope profile export and import from received maps

    You can now create, update, and delete Envelope Profiles using the WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 client.

  • "Where used" on data format fields

    You can now specify a forward or backward search string to search image data in the Transaction Store.

  • Standards compliance checking

    You can now have the translator check every segment of an EDI transaction that flows through a map. When specified by map, WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 will compliance check all segments of a document against the appropriate EDI standard.

  • XML Translation

    WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 supports ADF to XML and XML to ADF translation. In addition double translation from EDI to XML is also achievable.

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.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

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.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Announcement:

  • 201-300 , dated October 23, 2001
  • 298-393 , dated October 13, 1998

Trademarks

 
MVS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, MQSeries, CICS, DB2, and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

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 ecedge@tampabay.rr.com or call 800-304-3343. Public and private classes are available.

Offering Information

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

Publications

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.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

For the Server

  • Any server capable of running the AIX® or Windows® 2000 operating system
  • A CD-ROM Drive for installing the distributed material
  • Required network hardware and communication connection

Additional requirements for Windows 2000:

  • Intel® Pentium® III processor at 933 MHz, or faster
  • 1024 MB memory
  • Storage device with a minimum of 8 GB free space
For the Client
  • Any Workstation with an Intel Pentium processor and a storage device with a minimum of 8 GB free space

Software Requirements

One of the following operating systems for the Server:

  • AIX V4.3.3
  • Windows 2000

And the following Server Databases and Tools

  • Administrative database supplied with the product or DB2® UDB Workgroup Edition V7.2 with open database connectivity (ODBC)

Optional Operating Products

  • MQSeries® V5.2
  • Expedite for AIX, V4.5 or Expedite for Windows, V4.6

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.

  • DB2 Connect® Personal Edition V7.2

This should include a client/server architecture with open database connectivity (ODBC) to the server.

Planning Information

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.

Packaging Information: The following items are shipped with the product

  1. Basic machine-readable WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 CD-ROM
  2. WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 Client CD-ROM
  3. Six WebSphere Data Interchange for Multiplatforms V3.1 PDF manuals on CD-ROM
  4. MQSeries for AIX, V5.2 and MQSeries for Windows 2000, V5.2 CD-ROM
  5. Administrative Database CD-ROMs

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 reference.

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.

Ordering Information

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.

Ordering Instructions

  1. Refer to the WebSphere Data Interchange Processor Group List table shown in Ordering Information .
  2. Define the number of servers in each tier.
  3. Total the number of Capacity Units per tier by multiplying the number of servers per tier by the number of Capacity Units per tier.
  4. Look up the licensed software maintenance Passport Advantage customer part number required based on the duration (1 or 2 years).
  5. Order the above part number and specify the total Capacity Unit quantity (ref. 3) plus a copy of the media package part number.

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:

Media Packages

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:

Capacity Unit Exhibit VUE004: WebSphere Data Interchange Processor Group List

                                                       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).

Passport Advantage

                                                       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

Passport Advantage Customer — Media Pack Entitlement Details: Customers with active maintenance or a subscription for the product listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

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.

LI Form Number: L-TMAN-56EEEB

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until June 30, 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: Yes

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage Restriction: Yes

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 Applies: Yes

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:

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.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM 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 at:

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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

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
WebSphere, AIX, DB2, MQSeries, DB2 Connect, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.