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IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse (V11)

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IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse provides a graphical user interface to IBM Debug Tool for z/OS, V10 or V11.

Download Description

NOTE: To download the latest Debug Tool Plug-in go to the Latest IBM Problem Determination Tools Plug-ins Combined Packages page.

IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse provides easy access through a graphical user interface (GUI) on the workstation to Debug Tool for z/OS. The GUI can be used to help debug z/OS-based load modules running on MVS, including load modules that run in a subsystem like CICS, DB2 or IMS. The GUI interface allows you to access debugging capability similar to that accessed by the z/OS host interface, allowing you to do the following tasks:

  • Set and clear breakpoints at a specific line.
  • Set and clear breakpoints for an error or warning-level error that is based on Language Environment severities.
  • Run to a breakpoint.
  • Step into a procedure.
  • Step over a procedure.
  • View variable values and change them as you step through the code.
  • View variable values in the context of a larger area of storage.
  • View the call stack.

Here is a screenshot of the Debug Tool GUI plug-in in action:

What's new
  • V11.1.0.4 (14 Mar 2012)
    • When using the DTCN (for CICS) plug-in, the transaction id is no longer uppercased.
    • IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse updated to later RDz level.
  • V11.1.0.3 (5 Mar 2012)
    • An existing but inactive DTCN profile can now be activated when customer site has requirements such as DTCNFORCETRANID, DTCNFORCEUSERID etc.
  • V11.1.0.2 (10 Feb 2012)
    • DTCN plugin enhanced to support user ids that contain a special character such as #
    • Bug fixes
  • V11.1.0.1 (15 Dec 2011)
    • Enhanced hover capabilities
    • Enhanced monitor and variables for arrays and structures to include an index value
    • Enhanced ability to restore breakpoints
    • Enhancements to DTCN and DTSP plug-ins
    • Bug fixes
  • V11.1.0.0 (14 Jul 2011)
    • Added support for IMS Explorer and the latest level of the CICS Explorer
    • The Debug Tool DTCN and DTSP Profile Manager plug-ins are now included
  • V10.1.0.0 (14 May 2010)
    • Initial release


The following minimum hardware levels are requiredug-in:

  • CPU - 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, dual or quad core recommended
  • RAM - 2.0 GB minimum, 3.0 GB recommended
  • Hard disk - at least 500 MB available space

    The following software is also required:
  • Installation Instructions

    1. IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10.1 or V11.1 users should download and install the V11 plug-in.
    2. To install the V11 plug-in:

    1. Review the "System requirements and prerequisites" section in the DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF (available below) and verify that you have met all the requirements and installed all the prerequisites.
    2. Click on the HTTP link (in Download table, below) for the DT Plug-in V11 and save the compressed file to your local machine.
    3. Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your target machine. This will create the necessary installation files.
    4. Review the "Installing Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse..." section for either the CICS Explorer or IMS Explorer (whichever you are using with the plug-in) of the DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF for instructions on how to complete the installation.
    DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF US English 147456

    Download package

    Note that, aside from the LANGUAGE column defined in the download table below, this plug-in supports the following languages:

  • US English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
    DT Plug-in V11 14 May 2012 US English 18587648 HTTP

    Technical support

    This plug-in is available at no charge to all licensed users of IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10, or later. It is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10, or later. Service is available for this plug-in for as long as the IBM Debug Tool for z/OS product with which the plug-in is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on this plug-in when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM. Please reference "IBM Debug Tool for z/OS" as the entitled product when contacting IBM and requesting support for this plug-in.

    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Server Explorer Windows 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, 3.1

    Product Alias/Synonym

    Debug Tool

    Document information

    More support for: Debug Tool for z/OS

    Software version: 10.1, 11.1, 12.1

    Operating system(s): Windows, z/OS

    Reference #: 4026610

    Modified date: 18 October 2013

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