Software Announcement 200-033
March 7, 2000

IBM QMF for Windows for AS/400 — Business Intelligence Starts Here

 ENUS200-033.PDF (49KB)


At a Glance

QMF for Windows, now available for AS/400, provides:

  • Ease of use for novice users as well as expert-level functionality
  • Transparent integration with other Windows applications
  • Setup in minutes to TCP/IP-enabled DB2 for AS/400 V4R3 (or later)
  • Centralized and secure protection of database resources
  • Server-based pricing, unlimited users per server, centralized install, and elimination of database gateways, middleware, and ODBC drivers
  • Support for DB2 stored procedures
  • Automation capabilities with QMF linear procedures and command line parameters
  • Additional Web publishing capabilities with HTML forms
  • Object tracking, governing, and formatting/editing of data
  • IBM AS/400 Query Tools Migration offering

Download a 60-day trial version:

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).

Overview

Query Management Facility (QMF™) for Windows™ is a multipurpose scalable enterprise query environment for business reporting, data sharing, server resource protection, robust application development, and native connectivity to DB2® for AS/400®.

Designed for DB2 and for situations where the broadest range of needs must be met with the minimum number of tools, QMF for Windows strategically excels at delivering the most essential and most frequently required business reporting capabilities for a competitive advantage.

End users may work from the intuitive QMF for Windows "quick start" interface to build queries and business reports, share them with other QMF users, and publish them on the Web. They can also use QMF for Windows as the high-performance data manipulation engine behind their most important commercial or custom Windows applications — including spreadsheets, charting and analysis tools, executive information systems, and desktop databases.

Administrators can use QMF for Windows as a single product with capabilities needed to safely open DB2 to 32-bit Windows users (9x and NT) without database gateways, middleware, or ODBC drivers to manage. QMF for Windows automatically blocks waste or abuse through detailed permissions organized on the server by group, by schedule, or by combinations of group and schedule.

Developers obtain a robust Windows application programming interface (API) with QMF for Windows that lets them rapidly build data access and data update applications. QMF for Windows lets them fully exploit DB2 performance, SQL syntax, and advanced database performance techniques such as static SQL, uncommitted read, and DB2 stored procedures.

QMF for Windows provides native support for TCP/IP connectivity to DB2 for AS/400 and is architecturally coupled with DB2 across platforms by the enterprise data sharing standard Distributed Relational Database Architecture™ (DRDA®).

QMF for Windows includes support for linear procedures, DB2 stored procedures, a command line interface for enhanced automation, and new levels of governing available to administrators. Report Form calculations (requires IBM Object REXX 32-bit) and specialized form variables for Web publishing let you build advanced features into your reports.

Planned Availability Date

March 10, 2000

Description

As a general-purpose query environment for DB2 datamarts, data warehouses, and enterprise operational data, QMF for Windows is in many ways more powerful and more versatile than special-purpose database front ends and single-user query tools. This is because QMF for Windows is designed for multi-user, production-level data access where the broadest base of business operations must be satisfied.

QMF for Windows strategically excels at the most commonly required data access and reporting functions, providing a range of capabilities fundamental to corporate-wide productivity. Building upon the fifteen-plus year history of the QMF family's development in parallel with DB2, QMF for Windows allows you to bring the same standards of performance, security, and reliability to Windows and the Web that you might have traditionally expected only from entirely host-based technologies.

32-bit Windows users (Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT™) may explore data within the point-and-click QMF for Windows query interface, build robust reports, automate even the most complex tasks with procedures, and automatically store the resulting QMF "objects" in a common object space shared by other QMF users across the enterprise. Alternatively, the QMF application programming interface (API) allows you to stay entirely within your favorite Windows applications (such as Lotus® 1-2-3®, Microsoft™ Excel, or Microsoft Access) as you execute QMF objects, query multiple DB2 databases, and merge the resulting data into the spreadsheet, database, or other desktop application of choice. You can quickly convert an unlimited number of your existing QMF reports for publishing to your Web server of choice, and schedule unattended refreshes, rapidly creating "warehouses" of business reports accessible to all through a Web browser.

These robust data distribution and integration capabilities are packaged with advanced administrative controls — accessible only to authorized database administrators — that prevent waste or abuse of database server resources. Administrators have a wealth of options available, from closing access to a database server altogether, restricting groups of users to a "read only" status (disallowing ad hoc query access), to finely tuned limits on rows fetched and re-use of connections to the database. Database access techniques such as static structured query language (SQL), uncommitted read, and DB2 stored procedures are supported to minimize contention for database resources and maximize the value obtained from any given database server. In addition, detailed object use tracking helps locate heavily used (or unused) queries and forms, and identify every object ever executed by a user, and how often.

A summary of benefits to users, application developers, database administrators, and the enterprise follows.

User Benefits

  • Run queries directly to DB2 from Windows applications
  • Integrate QMF objects (queries, forms, and procedures) and commands into Windows applications
  • Run ad hoc queries or stored queries
  • Save new queries to a local drive, to a network drive, or as shared QMF queries
  • Select existing QMF for Windows objects from drop-down lists
  • Run more than one query at a time in the foreground or background
  • Query more than one DB2 for AS/400 database server at a time
  • Limit size of query results
  • View resource limits in effect
  • Access information about queries, such as remarks and tracking
  • Use the QMF for Windows interface or your favorite application interface
  • Integrate with Excel, Visual Basic, Powerbuilder — all OLE 2.0 compliant applications — using simple application macros or developer environments such as VisualAge for Basic or Visual Basic

Developer Benefits

  • Eliminate database gateways, middleware, or ODBC drivers
  • Integrate with any Windows OLE 2.0 automation client application
  • Call on QMF for Windows services with its API
  • Use HELP for supplied sample API code as templates
  • Bring industrial strength to ordinary desktop languages
  • Leverage skills of desktop development community
  • Query in native DB2 syntax (the server's SQL)
  • Get the reliability, performance, and security of DB2
  • Let QMF for Windows automatically manage DB2 resources (threads, conversations, states) in the background
  • Use performance-enhancing technologies such as static SQL directly in your Windows applications
  • Shield users from complexity of connections
  • Retrieve QMF for Windows objects stored on servers and launch from within Windows applications
  • Eliminate manual export/import procedures from host to PC

Administrator Benefits

  • Protect DB2 from runaway queries and novice users with robust governing
  • Use existing DB2 security
  • Safely store Windows user resource limits at the DB2 database server
  • Support different limits for different users, groups, and schedules
  • Temporarily suspend a user's limits
  • Use many governing criteria, including:
    • Schedule by time of day, day of week
    • Maximum rows/bytes to fetch
    • Amount of time a cursor can remain open without being used
    • Amount of time to wait for a response from the DB2 database server
    • Amount of time a connection to a DB2 database server can remain unused
    • Set query isolation level
    • Allow/disallow running static SQL or stored procedures
    • Allow/disallow ad hoc query capability
    • Allow/disallow SQL verbs including:
      • ALTER, CALL, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, GRANT, INSERT, REVOKE, UPDATE, COMMENT, EXPLAIN, LABEL, LOCK, SELECT, SET

Enterprise Benefits

QMF for Windows is built for the networked enterprise with the understanding that you need to connect and protect your data sources. QMF for Windows is a unique Windows querying tool, providing:

  • Top performance
  • Extensive control
  • Features for optimizing access to large databases

Governor settings are controlled from the QMF for Windows Administrator, which is included with the product. You can easily add to the list of servers available to your users, bind database packages, grant authority, and administer resource limits by groups and schedules, giving you control over user actions and resource consumption that can automatically change by day-of-week and by time-of-day.

In addition, QMF for Windows allows you to specify whether or not it will track usage and execution of QMF for Windows objects.

Now your enterprise can:

  • Centralize control over server resources
  • Eliminate runaway queries
  • Eliminate extended open cursors
  • Track user access to queries
  • Maintain full security, standard authorizations
  • Exploit DB2 performance, system integrity
  • Support a variety of DB2 database servers

Centralized Installation Options

Administrators can centralize the installation, configuration, and day-to-day client operation of QMF for Windows by opting to contain configuration settings (Server Definition Files [SDFs]), preconfigured client installation packages, or the QMF for Windows product itself on a networked Windows NT server. You can allow each user to run the product from the server and have his or her own SDF or you can create a single SDF that is shared by multiple users over a file-sharing network.

The advantage to these approaches is they dramatically reduce installation and configuration of individual client PCs, reduce total cost of ownership, and allow for a "thin client" installation at each Windows workstation wherever desired.

Connectivity

QMF for Windows V6 implements distributed relational database architecture (DRDA) and provides native support for TCP/IP connectivity to DB2 for AS/400 V4R3 (or later). For connectivity to SNA environments, it employs the Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) language and the Common Programming Interface — Communications (CPI-C) interface. By using the CPI-C interface, QMF for Windows operates with the SNA connectivity solution of your choice, such as IBM eNetwork™ Personal Communications, Microsoft SNA Server, Novell NetWare for SAA, and others.

QMF for Windows features include:

  • DB2 stored procedures.
  • Creating and running QMF linear procedures.
  • Command line parameters, which allow you to more easily automate startup procedures and integration with other applications, such as Visual Warehouse®.
  • Enhanced object tracking, which allows you to view a detailed run history for all QMF objects to locate unused objects, determine frequently accessed data sources (tables/columns), and spot potential problem areas.
  • Web publishing, which allows you to convert a standard QMF form to an HTML format.
  • Specialized form variables for HTML publishing, which lets you build advanced Web features into your QMF report, such as hyperlink, e-mail link, and embedding images in reports. Includes report preview feature.
  • Global Variables for use in QMF for Windows procedures, forms, queries, and session variables.
  • QMF Form calculations (requires 32-bit QMF for Windows and IBM Object REXX).
  • The most commonly used attributes of form components, now grouped together on a new form dialog for ease of use.
  • The ability to add custom edit codes to QMF (requires 32-bit QMF for Windows and IBM Object REXX). A sample user edit code routine is supplied that formats U.S. social security numbers, telephone numbers, and zip codes.
  • Euro currency symbol.
  • Control of formatting of date and time values in your QMF reports.
  • The ability to display multiple formatted reports on your desktop at the same time, while performing other application functions.
  • Control over what tables and QMF objects are displayed when users view lists.
  • Import/Export data, using the IXF format, that allows you to use your QMF query results to create new (or append to existing) DB2 tables.

Note: QMF for Windows V6 "Try and Buy" can be obtained at general availability of the product from the QMF Web site at:

Note: QMF for Windows has been orderable on other DB2 platforms for several years. The current release of QMF for Windows across platforms is Version 6.1 Refresh. QMF for Windows access to DB2 for AS/400 was initially available in June 1999, via a S/390® license. Today's announcement allows AS/400-only customers to order the product.

Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.

Information regarding non-IBM products and services is "Republication" under the Information and Readiness Disclosure Act based on information supplied by other companies about the products and services they offer. IBM has not independently verified the contents of these Republications and takes no responsibility for the accuracy of completeness of information contained in such Republications.

The service end date for this Year 2000 ready product is January 31, 2001.

Euro Currency

This program is EuroReady.

For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:

EuroReady Products

IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (that is, hardware, software, firmware, and so on) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.

Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications.

IBM Hardware Ready

IBM supplies certain IBM products that include third-party software (preloaded or not) and/or third-party attached hardware. In these instances IBM is not in a position to assert that these third-party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.

Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.

EuroReady Solutions

IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:

  • Analyzed the euro requirements, including the need to comply with relevant EC rules
  • Built in appropriate function

and can clearly demonstrate this by:

  • Detailing euro related requirements
  • Describing how these will be implemented in the solution
  • Declaring when the implementation will be generally available

The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification as described in the contracts document.

Product Positioning

Positioning of QMF for Windows is summarized by the phrase "Business Intelligence (BI) starts here." Reliable query and reporting tools that are easy to set up and use remain important to DB2 customers. Offering such a tool designed specifically for the DB2 enterprise can be expected to enhance the success of any BI strategy. By offering fast query performance from the Windows environment, execution of QMF for Windows commands, and extensive governing control over user actions and DB2 resource consumption, QMF for Windows is a natural selection over and above any other for customers who want to extend their industrial-strength capabilities to applications in the Windows environment and on the Web.

QMF for Windows is also offered as a separately orderable product, licensed to access DB2 UDB workstation databases such as DB2 for NT, DB2 for AIX®, and so on.

Trademarks

 
QMF, Distributed Relational Database Architecture, and eNetwork are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AS/400, DB2, DRDA, Visual Warehouse, S/390, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Lotus and 1-2-3 are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

A QMF™ for Windows™ for End Users class (U4520) and a QMF for Windows for Advanced Users class (U4521) are available.

QMF for Windows onsite product, administration, and configuration education is provided for a fee from the following IBM Business Partner:

    Rocket Software, Inc.
    Two Apple Hill Drive
    Natick, MA 01760
    508-655-4321

For IBM class schedules, call 800-IBM TEACH (800-426-8322) or access the Web at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

The following publications can be ordered immediately. To order, contact your IBM representative, or subscribe through the Publication Notification System (PNS), or by direct order.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Getting Started with QMF                          SC26-9582
 for Windows
 
Installing and Managing QMF                       GC26-9583
 for Windows
 
License Information booklet                       GC27-0762

Open Enterprise

QMF for Windows implements the following key industry standards:

  • DRDA® — The Open Group's DRDA is used to communicate with the DB2® family of relational databases.
  • TCP/IP and SNA — Communication protocols supported by host QMF and QMF for Windows. The DRDA Application Requester (AR) and DRDA Application Server (AS) functionality can now be implemented using these standard protocols.
  • SQL 92 Entry Level — Level of SQL with which QMF (or QMF for Windows) is compliant.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: Server hardware requirements are those required to run DB2 for AS/400®.

Workstation hardware requirements are those needed to run the Windows software as described in the Software Requirements section.

QMF for Windows for AS/400 V4R3 (or later) requires approximately 10 MB of free disk space on each Windows workstation, and about the same memory as needed by a typical Windows suite application.

Software Requirements: This section describes the minimum software requirements for QMF for Windows.

QMF for Windows runs on 32-bit platforms as follows:

  • Microsoft™ Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT™

QMF for Windows may connect to DB2 for AS/400 V4R3 (or later) via native TCP/IP or to the SNA environments of that or later DB2 versions.

For TCP/IP connectivity, QMF for Windows must be able to establish a TCP connection from the Windows workstation to the remote host and remote port (the port on which DB2 is listening). This can be established with many 32-bit WinSock products, including those provided with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.

For SNA connectivity, QMF for Windows requires an SNA/CPI-C product on each Windows client. These products are the interface between QMF for Windows and the APPC verb set used by the SNA environment to manage server/requester relationships.

The following table indicates the 32-bit configurations that QMF for Windows has been tested with and supports.

                                        Windows     Windows
SNA Product                             9x          NT
 
IBM Personal Communications             X           X
 AS/400 & 3270 Version 4.1
 for Windows 9x, NT
 
IBM eNetwork(TM) Personal               X           X
 Communications
 Version 4.21
 for Windows 9x, NT
 
Microsoft SNA Server 2.11               X           X
 or 3.0
 Windows 9x, NT
 
Novell NetWare for SAA 2.2              X           X
 
Wall Data Rumba 9x/NT 5.0               X           X

Customers should ensure they have the latest corrective service or maintenance for their SNA product. Contact your SNA software vendor's technical support services personnel for this information.

QMF for Windows requires a WinSock 1.1 interface to the installed TCP protocol stack. The following table indicates the configurations that QMF for Windows has been tested with and supports.

                                        Windows     Windows
TCP/IP Stack                            9x          NT
 
Microsoft Windows 95                    X
 TCP Protocol
 
Microsoft Windows 98                    X
 TCP Protocol
 
Microsoft Windows NT                                X
 TCP Protocol

QMF for Windows can install spreadsheet add-in buttons and menu commands for direct access from within popular 32-bit spreadsheet applications.

Performance Considerations: All factors relevant to performance are described in the Installing and Managing QMF for Windows publication, which ships with the product.

Planning Information

Query Manager/400 and Query/400 Migration Tools: Rocket Software, Inc., an IBM Business Partner, developed the Rocket Query Manager/400 Migration Tool and the Rocket Query/400 Migration Tool to allow businesses that have accumulated libraries of query objects (queries and forms) in IBM Query Manager for AS/400 or IBM Query/400, respectively, to immediately convert and use those objects in the QMF for Windows query environment.

These tools quickly create copies of existing IBM Query Manager for AS/400 or IBM Query/400 objects and save them as QMF for Windows objects. The new objects can be used immediately in QMF for Windows while the IBM Query Manager for AS/400 or IBM Query/400 objects remain intact.

To obtain a copy of the Rocket Query Manager/400 Migration Tool or Rocket Query/400 Migration Tool, access the following Web site:

You may also contact Rocket Software at 508-655-4321 in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

Packaging: QMF for Windows V6 is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (GC27-0762)
  • Proof of Entitlement
  • One CD-ROM (all supported languages are shipped on the same CD-ROM)
  • Two publications: Getting Started with QMF for Windows and Installing and Managing QMF for Windows

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced product uses the security and auditability features of the supported database servers and their operating systems.

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

QMF for Windows uses the AS/400 tiered pricing model.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. For a processor-based one-time charge (OTC), specify the feature number below that corresponds to the group that contains the designated machine.

French, Danish, Swedish, Swiss French, and Swiss German are not separately orderable features. Customers ordering these languages must order the U.S. English feature.

Publications have not been translated for French, Danish, Swedish, Swiss French, and Swiss German. Therefore, ordering one of these languages will result in English publications being sent with the order.

                                 Processor
                                 Based
                                 One-
                                 Time
                     Type-       Charge             Medium
Order Type           Model       Feature   Group    Feature
Description          Number      Number    Number   Number   Medium
 
U.S. English --
Program Package      5697-G04    0001      P05      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0002      P10      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0003      P20      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0004      P30      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0005      P40      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0006      P50      5889     CD-ROM
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0007
 P05 to P10
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0008
 P05 to P20
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0009
 P05 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0010
 P05 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0011
 P05 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0012
 P10 to P20
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0013
 P10 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0014
 P10 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0015
 P10 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0016
 P20 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0017
 P20 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0018
 P20 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0019
 P30 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0020
 P30 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0021
 P40 to P50

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature # 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature # 3480 to ship media updates only.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

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

Note: You must acquire a license for each AS/400 server you wish to access. For each QMF for Windows for AS/400 license you may attach an unlimited number of QMF for Windows clients which can access an unlimited number of DB2 for AS/400 databases residing on the licensed AS/400 server.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until January 31, 2001

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

AS/400 Software Subscription Applies: Yes

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified educational institution customers

Charges

Charges are available upon request.

Program Name: Query Management Facility (QMF) for Windows for AS/400

                                 Processor
                                 Based
                                 One-
                                 Time
                     Type-       Charge             Medium
Order Type           Model       Feature   Group    Feature
Description          Number      Number    Number   Number   Medium
 
U.S. English --
Program Package      5697-G04    0001      P05      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0002      P10      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0003      P20      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0004      P30      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0005      P40      5889     CD-ROM
Program Package      5697-G04    0006      P50      5889     CD-ROM
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0007
 P05 to P10
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0008
 P05 to P20
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0009
 P05 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0010
 P05 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0011
 P05 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0012
 P10 to P20
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0013
 P10 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0014
 P10 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0015
 P10 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0016
 P20 to P30
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0017
 P20 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0018
 P20 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0019
 P30 to P40
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0020
 P30 to P50
Upgrade --           5697-G04    0021
 P40 to P50

Contact your sales channel for Support Line pricing information.

Variable Charges: The applicable processor based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. 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: AE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. AE001
            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

 
QMF and eNetwork are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
DRDA, DB2, AS/400, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Microsoft, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.