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Rational Business Developer 9.0

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IBM Rational Business Developer 9.0 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The knowledge center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.


To execute COBOL programs generated in Rational Business Developer V9.0, the following Rational COBOL Runtime PTFs are required: UK92032 for z/OS and UK91995 for z/VSE.

Installation Instructions

For complete installation instructions, review the Installing Rational Business Developer in the Knowledge Center.

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How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
Recommended This release is a service release of Rational Business Developer. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

Component APAR Description
PM79202 IES bug 130295 fix to address debugger freezes with Windows 7
PM81855 RBD v8.1.0.2 EGL Source format function doesn't work correctly
PM88329 Retrieve SQL Fails For Synonyms On zVSE
PM79394 Exception when setting up a Debug Message Listener
PM81508 The strlib.clip(1) function in an EGL incorrectly strips the trailing blank in addition to the leading blank in an EGL program
PM85557 EGL Debugger performance issues using hotswapping
Rich UI
PM81462 SSLC0008E received when customer tried to use an HTTPS port using HTTP protocol
PM84625 Incorrect display of DojoEditor in DojoTitlePane

Change history

For enhancements in Rational Business Developer 9.0, see the What's new in Rational Business Developer 9.0.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM57563, PM65027, PM65093, PM65730, PM68916, PM70053, PM72677, PM72681, PM73109, PM74691, PM74796, PM75078, PM76060, PM76395, PM77498, PM77595, PM77670, PM77737, PM78021, PM78546, PM78925, PM79397, PM79643, PM79738, PM79756, PM80122, PM80311, PM80316, PM80608, PM80902, PM81101, PM81302, PM81790, PM82119, PM82160, PM82177, PM82512, PM82686, PM82786, PM82802, PM82875, PM83031, PM83032, PM83235, PM83430, PM83588, PM84046, PM84095, PM84115, PM84216, PM84912, PM85183, PM85200, PM85396, PM85554, PM85580, PM85810, PM86071, PM86097, PM87086, PM87281, PM87705, PM87898, PM87924

Document information

More support for: Rational Business Developer

Software version: 9.0

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4034981

Modified date: 29 September 2016