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In the Spotlight
Welcome to the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Support newsletter!
This newsletter includes information for the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender and the IBM Standards Processing Engine products.
IBM WebSphere Technical University 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany 28 – 31 October
The IBM WebSphere Technical University is an event delivering in-depth technical content targeted at architects, developers, integrators and administrators by offering lectures and hands-on labs that focus on the best practices and practical skills required to run today’s enterprise. Michael Hudson, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member from B2B Development, will deliver a deliver a session entitled "Introducing the IBM Standards Processing Engine".
Standards Processing Engine - Document processing for healthcare and supply chain EDI standards
IBM Standards Processing Engine provides document processing capabilities for healthcare and supply chain markets, including support for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and electronic data interchange (EDI) standards. It provides automated sequencing of document processing functions, thorough transformation and metadata support, and data for reporting and analytics. IBM Standards Processing Engine offers a modular architecture designed for ease of deployment, high availability and scalable performance.
Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community is now available for WebSphere Transformation Extender products and Industry Packs
The RFE Community on developerWorks allows you to collaborate with Product Management, Development teams and other product users through the ability to search, view, comment on, submit, and track requests for enhancement. Use the new RFE process to submit, review and comment on enhancement requests for the WebSphere Transformation Extender products and Industry Packs. Review the Help tab to view Tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Definitions.
WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.2 - End of Marketing / End of Support Announcement
Upgrade WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.2 installations that are now past the April 30, 2013 End of Support date.
IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition - an IBM PureApplication System
WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition is now part of the IBM PureApplication System
New IBM developerWorks articles written for WebSphere Transformation Extender
Please review the following recent developerWorks articles for WebSphere Transformation Extender.
WebSphere Transformation Extender Support Portal
Use the IBM Support to find WebSphere Transformation Extender information including News, Documentation, Troubleshooting, Known Issues and Requesting Support.
Known problems and workarounds for IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender
Review these collections of technical notes and documents for known problems and workarounds.
Stay informed of critical IBM software support updates with My Notifications
One of the best ways to prevent problems and to stay informed of critical support updates for your IBM software products is to take advantage of My Notifications.
IBM Client Success Essentials Community
This community brings together users of IBM Industry Solutions software to share, collaborate and connect with each other virtually. In this community, you'll find training videos, upcoming events, blogs, important web links, and more. Sign in with your IBM ID and register for the site.
Video: In this short overview, IBM Industry Data Standards Product Architect Stephanie Fetzer explains HIPAA envelope configuration using the IBM Standards Processing Engine. Employing the analogy of sending a postal package, Stephanie covers the three simple steps of configuration.
Video: In Part 1 of this series, IBM Industry Data Standards Product Architect Stephanie Fetzer explained HIPAA envelope configuration using the IBM Standards Processing Engine (SPE). Now in Part 2, Stephanie demonstrates the simple, streamlined functionality of selecting options for compliance checking, reporting and advanced validation options.
Video: In Part 3 of this series, IBM Industry Data Standards Product Architect Stephanie Fetzer takes viewers beyond the basics, showing in three simple steps the process to set up HIPAA WEDI Snip Type 5 compliance checking. Common configurations and tables are included, and settings can be easily modified & processing extended to fit business requirements.
The Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community includes several Video Tutorials under the Help > Tutorial tab to assist you with learn how to review and submit enhancement requests.
Upgrade WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.1 installations that are now past the September 30, 2012 End of Support date.
The video demonstrates deploying WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition on PureSystems.
Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.4.1.
Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.4.
Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.3.
WebSphere Transformation Extender product release announcements
Stay current by upgrading to the latest WebSphere Transformation Extender product releases or applying the latest Fix Packs.
WebSphere Transformation Extender product release notes
This page gives you access to the latest WebSphere Transformation Extender release notes.
WebSphere Transformation Extender product download troubleshooting information
Why am I unable to find and download my WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) software?
Security Bulletin: WebSphere Transformation Extender affected by multiple security vulnerabilities in the IBM Runtime Environment, Java™ Technology Edition ( CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-0460 )
WebSphere Transformation Extender is shipped with IBM Runtime Environment, Java™ Technology Edition (the “IBM RE”), that is based on an Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Oracle has released the January and April 2014 critical patch updates (CPU) that contain security vulnerability fixes for the JRE. The IBM RE has been updated to incorporate these fixes and security fixes that are specific to the IBM RE. WebSphere Transformation Extender is affected by some of the vulnerabilities in the CPU, and the IBM RE shipped with WebSphere Transformation Extender has been updated to remediate the vulnerabilities.
Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Secure Adapter Collection 18.104.22.168 CPU utilization (CVE-2014-0963)
IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Secure Adapter Collection product is affected by a problem related to the SSL implementation which, under very specific conditions, can cause CPU utilization to rapidly increase.
WebSphere Transformation Extender Detailed System Requirements
Review the WebSphere Transformation Extender detailed system requirements for each release.
Standards Processing Engine System Requirements
Review the Standards Processing Engine (SPE) System Requirements
IBM Software support lifecycle information for WebSphere Transformation Extender products
Find WebSphere Transformation Extender General Availability (GA), End of Support (EOS) and End of Marketing (EOM) dates
WebSphere Transformation Extender product support updates
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MustGather - Read first for WebSphere Transformation Extender
MustGather documents aid in problem determination and save time resolving Problem Management Records (PMRs). Collecting MustGather data early, even before opening the PMR, helps provide IBM Support with the information needed to understand the problem and more quickly determine the solution.
IBM Electronic Support
IBM Electronic Support offers on-line support tools and resources to help you diagnose and resolve problems, and maintain your IBM products.
August 29, 2014 IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender Pack for SWIFT 4.3.3 is available through Passport Advantage.
June 13, 2014 IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender V22.214.171.124 and Q3 Industry Packs are now available through Passport Advantage. Build ID: 126.96.36.199(4) Industry Pack releases: Pack for NACHA 4.2.7 Pack for FIX 4.2.7 Pack for ACORD 1.0.4 Trading Manager 188.8.131.52
March 14, 2014 The following WebSphere Transformation Extender Industry Pack releases are now available through Passport Advantage: Pack for HIPAA, 184.108.40.206 Pack for HL7, 220.127.116.11 Pack for NCPDP, 18.104.22.168 Pack for EDI, 22.214.171.124 comprised of the following: Pack for EDIFACT, 126.96.36.199 Pack for X12, 188.8.131.52 Pack for TRADACOMS, 184.108.40.206
February 5, 2014 IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V220.127.116.11 and Interim Fix 1 for V18.104.22.168 and V22.214.171.124 are available through Passport Advantage and Fix Central. Build ID: 126.96.36.199(3)
December 6, 2013 IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V188.8.131.52 and Q4 Industry Packs are now available through Passport Advantage. Build ID: 184.108.40.206(37) Industry Pack releases: Pack for HIPAA EDI 220.127.116.11, Pack for HL7 18.104.22.168, Pack for NCPDP 22.214.171.124
August 30, 2013 IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V126.96.36.199 and Q3 Industry Packs are now available through Passport Advantage. Build ID: 188.8.131.52(27), Industry Pack releases: Pack for SWIFT 4.3.2, Pack for SEPA 4.3.2, Pack for SAP R/3 184.108.40.206
Review WebSphere Transformation Extender system requirements for specific Packs, including ACORD, EDI, Healthcare, FIX, NACHA, SEPA, SWIFT and SAP R/3 Packs.
This document provides information about WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances support of WebSphere Transformation Extender Enterprise Application Packs and Industry Packs.
IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender is continuing to support the WebSphere Transformation Extender E-mail and FTP Adapters; both adapters are no longer deprecated. This is due to their mapping flexibility and widespread usage in existing maps. You can continue to use these adapters as well as the WebSphere Adapter alternatives, WebSphere Adapter for Email and WebSphere Adapter for FTP.
WebSphere Transformation Extender Curriculum
Training classes are available to improve your WebSphere Transformation Extender knowledge.
IBM Certified Application Developer - WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4
This intermediate level certification is intended for application developers that analyze, design, develop, test, and deploy IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4 data transformation.
Check out the new IBM Software Support Quick Start Guide
The new IBM Software Support Quick Start Guide is available on the http://www.ibm.com/software/ page under the "Getting started with Software Support" section (on the right side of the screen), or you can directly access the PDF here.
WebSphere Transformation Extender Support Technical Exchange Webcasts (Scheduled)
Review upcoming webcasts that cover WebSphere Transformation Extender specific topics.
WebSphere Transformation Extender Library
Find Information Centers, Release Notes and Books for WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.1, V8.2, V8.3, V8.4 and V8.4.1
Standards Processing Engine Information Center
The Standards Processing Engine solutions are the next evolution of the IBM® Universal Transformation strategy for transforming documents. They each provide a modular, comprehensive solution that is based on industry standards. They provide support for WebSphere Transformation Extender, Sterling B2B Integrator, and XSLT translation maps, providing document processing that is modular, scalable, and extensible.
WebSphere Transformation Extender forum on IBM developerWorks
Discuss and share technical information on WebSphere Transformation Extender related subjects.
Use IBM developerWorks to find articles written for WebSphere Transformation Extender
Review WebSphere Transformation Extender articles available on IBM developerWorks.
Use IBM Electronic Support Channel on YouTube for information and demonstrations of IBM Support tools such as Service Request and Support Portal
IBM Electronic Support offers a comprehensive portfolio of online technical support tools and information to help you maintain your IBM products and prevent, diagnose, and resolve problems. This channel houses information and tutorials that will acquaint you with the IBM Electronic Support portfolio.
IBM Assist On-site - Live Remote Assistance
With our live remote-assistance tool, a member of our support team can view your desktop and share control of your mouse and keyboard to get you on your way to a solution. The tool can speed up problem determination, collection of data, and ultimately, your problem solution.
IBM Software Redbooks
Hundreds of IBM Redbooks publications are available for downloading.
Technical Exchange webcasts
Join us as technical experts share their knowledge and then answer your questions. Visit this site often to see upcoming topics.
Review previously recorded webcasts that cover WebSphere Transformation Extender specific topics.
This presentation covers basic troubleshooting of Trading Manager startup errors and verifying basic functionality. Level of Difficulty: Beginner, Presenter(s): Philip Van Baelen, Chris Hull, and Arun Ramamurthy, Date: 21 November 2013
In this WebSphere Support Technical Exchange, a handful of common pitfalls to avoid when using IBM WebSphere TX will be presented, along with potential solutions and workarounds to help the user move forward. Level of Difficulty: Intermediate, Presenter(s): Paul Brett, Date: 09 July 2013
When Standards Processing Engine (SPE) is installed on WebSphere Transformation Extender, you can use WebSphere Transformation Extender maps to de-envelope, transform, and envelope documents and to validate document compliance with data standards. You install SPE on Design Studio to test and deploy WebSphere Transformation Extender maps, Sterling B2B Integrator maps, XSLT maps, XML schemas, and DTDs on SPE.
The Standards Processing Engine (SPE) adapter connects WebSphere Transformation Extender with Standards Processing Engine (SPE). Specify the SPE adapter on a WebSphere Transformation Extender map rule to run the map on SPE and to invoke the enveloping, de-enveloping, and transformation capabilities of a Pack solution.
This article shows you how to detect performance bottlenecks and improve performance in WebSphere Transformation Extender maps.
This article shows you how to use IBM Workload Deployer and WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition to develop a cloud-based system that can dynamically scale to meet volume and reliability requirements when reading a WebSphere MQ queue.
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