IBM Personal Application System/2 Version 3


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP93-0206 dated March 16, 1993.

  • Title
  • Program Number
  • Program Number(s) for DUA(s)
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • Introduction:
  • Product Positioning
  • Publications
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Ordering Information
  • Charges, Terms & Conditions for COU Program Package
  • Upgrade Charge
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZP93-0206 dated March 16, 1993.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    IBM Personal Application System/2 Version 3

    IBM Personal Application System Builder/2 Version 3


    Program Number

    Order Type Part     Program
    Number     Number   Name
     
    English Version:
    

    5622-103 68G1950 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1660 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1665 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1670 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1680 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    French Version:

    5622-103 68G1951 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1661 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1666 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1671 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1681 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    German Version:

    5622-103 68G1952 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1662 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1667 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1672 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1682 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Italian Version:

    5622-103 68G1953 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1663 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1668 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1673 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1683 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Spanish Version:

    5622-103 68G1954 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1664 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1669 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1674 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1684 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Upgrades

    Existing customers of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 2 (5669-389) can upgrade to IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3:

    Order Type Part     Program
    Number     Number   Name
    

    5622-103 68G1921 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 English 5622-103 68G1675 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 French 5622-103 68G1676 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 German 5622-103 68G1677 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Italian 5622-103 68G1678 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Spanish

    Existing customers of IBM Personal AS Development/2 Version 2 (5669-388) can upgrade to IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3:

    Order Type Part     Program
    Number     Number   Name
    

    5622-104 68G1924 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 English 5622-104 68G1679 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 French 5622-104 68G1680 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 German 5622-104 68G1681 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Italian 5622-104 68G1682 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Spanish

    Program Number(s) for DUA(s)

    5775-BD6 (Part No 68G1920) IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3
    5775-BD7 (Part No 68G1923) IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3
     
     
     
    5775-BD6 (Part No 68G1922) Upgrade from Personal AS/2 Version
    2 (5775-AJ2)
     
    5775-BD7 (Part No 68G1925) Upgrade from Personal AS
    Development/2 Version 2 (5775-AJ3)
     
     
     
     
     
     
    

    Abstract

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 provides multi-function, data analysis solutions for the business professional in an office environment, fully exploiting the advanced facilities of OS/2 Version 2, for example 32 bit, workplace shell, Drag/Drop and DDE. When installed on a PC, IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is able to operate across a LAN or WAN if connected.This provides access to a wide range of data on host systems and personal computers, including access to OS/2 Database Manager, DB2/2, OS/400 Database, SQL/DS, DB2 and heterogeneous data.

    Included in IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 are an integrated set of functions:

    IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 provides prototyping and application creation features which can be used to adapt and extend the standard decision support facilities to meet advanced customer requirements.

    Applications and procedures developed with either IBM Personal Application Sytem/2 Version 2 or IBM Personal Application System/DOS for Windows, will run in the IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 environment.


    General Availability

    As part of the development validation process, IBM will initially ship IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 to a limited and selected set of customers, for the purpose of product quality validation within specific customer operating environments.

    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |          Program Name                 |    First Customer   |
    |                                       |       Shipment      |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    |                                       |                     |
    |  IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3          |      June 25, 1993  |
    |  IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3  |      June 25, 1993  |
    |                                       |                     |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

    When product quality is confirmed, IBM will release the product for general availability and allow unrestricted ordering.

    A future announcement will be made on the General Availability dates.


    Highlights

    1. Provides easy access to data from a wide variety of personal and enterprise sources -such as, OS/2 Database Manager, DB2/2 and via a Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) connection to OS/400 database, DB2, SQL/DS. A connection via Application System to DB2, SQL/DS and heterogeneous data is also available.

    2. Includes a comprehensive set of decision making tools which are fully integrated to provide access to data, data manipulation and display of results, these are:

    3. IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is fully integrated with OS/2 Version 2, exploiting both 32 bit and the workplace shell. This means that function such as drag/drop to OS/2 objects such as Mail, Folders, Printers and the Shredder is supported, use of the clipboard and Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) links can be established with other products running in the OS/2 environment.

    4. Integration with IBM's office systems will be provided, which means that files and data can be sent to applications in both IBM and non-IBM products.

    5. Using IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 , 32 bit applications can be built that integrate with the work-place shell of OS/2 Version 2, enabling the creation of fully integrated customized solutions to business problems by using:

    Description

    Introduction:

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is available as:

    IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 includes a single copy of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 and a single copy of the application development tools, which offers a powerful way to produce customized applications.

    DATA ACCESS:

    Business Solutions:

    Within any business, many sources of data are available to the End User or Application Developer. This data is likely to be in different places within the organization and in different environments. IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 gives easy access to a wide variety of personal and enterprise sources. IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 can directly access OS/2 Database Manager and DB2/2 in addition Distributed Relational Database Access (DRDA) is used to directly access DB2, SQL/DS, OS/400 Database and remote OS/2 relational data. User Productivity:

    User productivity is increased due to the easy access to many data sources via the same user interface. Data from different parts of the organization can be consolidated into a consistent format for presentation and reporting. Users need to be educated in only one tool which provides a broad range of functions:

    In addition to comprehensive access to data, these functions have been designed to be as easy to use as possible, by exploiting the latest usability features within OS/2 V2; for instance the table editor has the capability to be directly edited on a field by field basis, and within the report generator, a diagram of the layout of the report is included to aid with report formatting.

    Comprehensive HELP facilities are included. These are task-oriented and designed to guide the User to the right action in a constructive manner. Investment protection:

    Applications developed with Personal AS/2 Version 2 will run unchanged on Version 3.

    Previous system limitations have been removed:

    CREATION OF INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS:

    Business solutions:

    By using the powerful application development functions within IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 customized applications can be produced, these for instance could simplify the collection of data from various sources within an organization and generate standard queries and reports. The strength of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is that generated applications can incorporate the integrated business tools, such as chart, report, query etc. with little or no programming effort. User productivity:

    Applications can be designed that map directly to current working practices, for example a report on the screen could mimic the paper report currently used to perform the task now performed on-line with the aid of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 . This would help to ensure that working practices were performed consistently and that data is accessed and collected in an accurate and reliable way that would require little user education, thus maintaining productivity.

    Users who develop solutions for others (builders) will benefit from the many functions in IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 product such as a window editor, menu editor, automatically generated standard blocks of code and compiler. In addition facilities are provided for shared code libraries and for the use of the clipboard at the code block level, to enable the Builder to group objects in a window so as to be able to edit them all simultaneously. A sample program debugger is included to further enhance user productivity.

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 includes a Graphical Procedure tool which will let users very simply, by dragging and dropping icons, generate a procedure which will execute a task over and over again, thus freeing the User to concentrate on tasks that are not repetitive in nature. These procedures can include tasks that are performed by other products that run in the OS/2 V2 environment. INTEGRATION WITH OS/2 VERSION 2:

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 exploits the OS/2 work place, so that objects within the product such as charts, reports, tables etc. can be dragged and dropped onto each other, as well as onto OS/2 objects such as:

    The product is fully 32 bit enabled giving enhanced performance.

    Business Solutions:

    The use of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) enables IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 objects or applications to interact with other active programs; for example: a range of cells from within a spreadsheet such as Lotus 123/G or Microsoft's Excel could be selected and a link established , which will generate a graph of the data within the chart function of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 , should the data in the spreadsheet be changed the chart would be automatically be updated without user intervention.

    Support of the clipboard has been expanded so that images, text, and data can be cut and pasted via the clipboard to and from other applications in a number of industry standard formats. Investment protection:

    OS/2 is IBM's key PC operating system, IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 enables applications to be developed which will exploit the extensive function included within the operating system. INTEGRATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS:

    The product will support office applications, enabling users to send files and data to other applications in both IBM and non IBM products.

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 includes connectivity with Host Application System via the Common Programming Interface - Communications (CPI-C), which enables a user to design his interface to host data without the need for an emulator. It is an efficient, flexible and open method of accessing host data. Note: to exploit this feature Application System Version 3.2 is required.

    The Command object in IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 gives client/server computing with Host AS. For instance Host AS can be used as a server for data reduction before a query is executed on the PC.

    Investment Protection

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is the follow-on product to IBM Personal Application System/2 Version 2. As such, applications and procedures developed with either IBM Personal Application Sytem/2 or IBM Personal Application System/DOS for Windows, will run in the IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 environment. System Application Architecture (SAA):This product complies with the CUA91 End User Interface definition.


    Product Positioning


    Publications

    The following publications will be available through normal ordering channels immediately after general availability. To order, contact your IBM representative
     Title                                  Order Number
    ---------------------                   ------------
    IBM Personal AS/2 V3 Quickstart:
        Examples, Hints and Tips             SH45-5502
    IBM Personal AS/2 V3
        Installing and Supporting            SH45-5501
    IBM Personal AS/2 V3 Getting
        Started with development             SH45-5503
    IBM Personal AS/2 V3
        Development Reference                SH45-5504
    
    Displayable Softcopy Publications

    The following manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form with the product:

    These displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable material in INF format and require the OS/2 Help Manager for viewing.

    Softcopy versions of all manuals shipped with IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 and IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 are available in CD-ROM format, named 'DSS Collection Kit' (ref:5696-PUB). This CD is separately orderable using the Order Number SK2T-0138-00, it will have been updated to include the IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 manuals by August 1993. These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (TM) READ 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

    Specified Operating Environment

    Machine Requirements

    Programming Requirements

    Compatibility

    Applications developed on IBM Personal AS/2 Version 2 will run on IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 , the reverse however is not true, so that applications developed on IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 will not run on IBM Personal AS/2 Version 2.

    Current users of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 2, who use the Schema function will find equivalent function in the Query object within IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 .

    Limitations

    Performance Considerations

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is designed to exploit the strengths of OS/2 Version 2.0 in the area of performance, including 32 bit, and the use of the High Performance File System (HPFS).

    Planning Information

    Customer Responsibilities

    IBM Conditions of Use apply to all Dual Media packages, thus the program in a package may only be used on a single machine at any one time, even though the program may be provided in the package on two different sized media. If a customer wishes to use an IBM Conditions of Use program concurrently on more than one machine at a time, irrespective of the size of the medium, he must acquire that number of program packages equal to the number of concurrent users of the program.

    Installability

    Packaging

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 is distributed in one package with the following materials:

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-Pack includes one program package license and four Additional License Certificates.

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-Pack includes one program package license and nine Additional License Certificates.

    IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-Pack includes one program package license and forty nine Additional License Certificates.

    IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 is distributed in one package with the following materials:

    Security, Auditability and Control

    The announced programs use the security and auditability features of the OS/2 Version 2 operating system. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


    Ordering Information

    Order Type Part     Program
    Number     Number   Name
     
    English Version:
    

    5622-103 68G1950 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1660 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1665 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1670 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1680 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    French Version:

    5622-103 68G1951 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1661 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1666 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1671 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1681 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    German Version:

    5622-103 68G1952 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1662 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1667 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1672 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1682 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Italian Version:

    5622-103 68G1953 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1663 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1668 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1673 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1683 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Spanish Version:

    5622-103 68G1954 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 (Single) 5622-103 68G1664 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 5-PACK 5622-103 68G1669 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 10-PACK 5622-103 68G1674 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 50-PACK 5622-104 68G1684 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3

    Existing Customers of IBM Pers.AS/2 Version 2 Program Number 5669-389, IBM Pers.AS Development/2 Version 2 Program Number 5669-388, can obtain the upgrade to IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 by ordering the following codes:

    Order Type Part     Program
    Number     Number   Name
    

    5622-103 68G1921 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 English 5622-103 68G1675 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 French 5622-103 68G1676 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 German 5622-103 68G1677 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Italian 5622-103 68G1678 IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 Spanish

    Order Type Part     Program Name
    Number     Number   Upgrade to
    

    5622-104 68G1924 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 English 5622-104 68G1979 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 French 5622-104 68G1980 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 German 5622-104 68G1981 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 Italian 5622-104 68G1982 IBM Personal AS Builder/2 Version 3 Spanish

    Customers should use the Program Upgrade Order Form which is available from their IBM Marketing Representative.

    Upgrade for DUA

    Existing customers of IBM Personal AS/2 Version 2 DUA are entitled to upgrade.

    5775-BD6 (Part No 68G1922) Upgrade from Personal AS/2 Version 2 DUA (5775-AJ2)

    5775-BD7 (Part No 68G1925) Upgrade from Personal AS Development/2 Version 2 DUA (5775-AJ3)


    Charges, Terms & Conditions for COU Program Package

    Upgrade Charge

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.

    A one-time Upgrade Charge is available to customers who have purchased IBM Pers.AS/2 Version 2 Program Number 5669-389, IBM Pers.AS Development/2 Version 2 Program Number 5669-388.

    Proof of Entitlement to Program Upgrade is: either the sheet describing the entitlement to upgrade, or the equivilent page in the manual.

    Program Upgrades will be available until: 12/31/94

    Customers acquiring IBM Personal AS/2 Version 3 through an upgrade charge will be required to destroy or erase all program material and related documentation of the program for which the upgrade is acquired.

    Terms and Conditions

    This program is available from IBM under the Terms and Conditions for Purchase, and is subject to the Conditions of Use contained in the program package.

    The Conditions of Use authorize the customer to use the program on only one machine at any one time.

    Volume Offering

    Volume Offering is available, contact your IBM Representative for details.

    Warranty

    IBM standard warranty of media. Warranty period 3 months (or the period required by local legislation, if greater).

    Distribution and Usage Authorization

    This program and its upgrades are eligible for the Distribution & Usage Authorization for IBM programs. The customer may make copies upon receipt of an Authorization form which designates the program which may be copied and the quantity of copies authorized. Consult your IBM Marketing Representative for the applicable Charges, Terms and Conditions

    Program Services

    For program defect related problems, the following procedure for assistance in problem identification is applicable:

    IBM will reply in writing with information about correction, bypass or restriction with the intent to make the program perform according to its specifications, or, if there are none, to its principles of operation.

    Customer information needed when submitting a problem:

    Additional information on customer reported problems can be obtained from IBM or your IBM agent.

    This service, in accordance with the Service Statement included in the program package, will be available until the Service End Date March 31, 1995.

    EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE

    Educational allowance is available.

    Academic Use Allowance is not available for this program


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

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