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Abstract

This document features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to Transformation Extender. The list will be updated periodically to reflect new trends and issues.

Content

The content below was sent in the Support Newsletter for Transformation Extender on 30 Jun, 2016. If you would like to subscribe, see the instructions in the IBM Support Newsletter Knowledge Collection.

This document contains links (URLs) to Transformation Extender technical support documents and information that can help you get more value from your software. It is intended to help you to be proactive in your support and administration of Transformation Extender. This document includes:





In the Spotlight

  1. Welcome to the IBM Transformation Extender Support newsletter!
    This newsletter includes information for the IBM Transformation Extender and the IBM Standards Processing Engine products.
  2. Experience Insight at IBM World of Watson 2016
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  3. IBM Support Easy OnBoarding tool
    This is a fun, engaging, educational tool that assists our clients to sign up for 5 basic client self-assist tools/services: obtain an IBM ID, sign up for My Notifications, access the IBM Support Portal, register for Service Request, and register for Passport Advantage. Earn tokens for every step you complete and play the game at the end!
  4. Mandatory migration of WebSphere Transformation Extender Secure Adapter Collection
    All WebSphere Transformation Extender customers who use the Secure Adapter Collection must migrate from using RSA software to using IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) as soon as possible. The RSA software is under limited support, and will receive no support after March 15, 2016. The migration process involves installing the IBM GSKit software and a one-time certificate migration. After migration, the HTTP and FTP adapters and the Launcher Agent can communicate using the latest security protocols (such as TLS 1.2) and updated ciphers.
  5. Deprecated RFC-based adapters in WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for SAP V8.3.2.3 release
    The RFC-based adapters, for example, the ALE, BAPI, and BDC adapters, are now deprecated. These adapters are listed in adapters.xml with a deprecated label. This label is visible when the adapters are viewed in WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio. The SAP RFC library on which these adapters are based will no longer be supported by SAP after March 31, 2016. While the RFC-based adapters can be used in this release, you should be aware that they will be removed in a future release of the Pack for SAP. You should instead, use the JALE and JBAPI adapters.
  6. WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.3, Pack for EDI V2.7 and Pack for Healthcare V4.3 - End of Marketing / End of Support Announcement
    Upgrade WebSphere Transformation Extender 8.3, Pack for EDI V2.7 and Pack for Healthcare V4.3 installations before the September 30, 2016 End of Support date.
  7. 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.
  8. Welcome to IBM Standards and Transformation Community
    This community talks about IBM Standards and Transformation concepts and provides a platform for IBM to reach out to our customers. The community provide trends and information about IBM Transformation Extender, IBM Transformation Extender Advanced and Industry specific solutions.
  9. Transformation Extender Advanced - Document processing for HIPAA, SWIFT, SEPA, ISO 20022, EDIFACT and X12
    IBM Transformation Extender Advanced enables your organization to deploy an advanced transformation and document processing solution across your IT infrastructure. It can help you address the increasing volumes and regulatory complexity associated with healthcare and financial payments. You can add additional EDI transformation capabilities to your IBM Integration Bus infrastructure to support supply-chain, healthcare and financial payments transactions.
  10. 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.
  11. Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community Video Tutorials
    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.
  12. Transformation Extender Support Portal
    Use the IBM Support to find Transformation Extender information including News, Documentation, Troubleshooting, Known Issues and Requesting Support.
  13. Known problems and workarounds for IBM Transformation Extender
    Review these collections of technical notes and documents for known problems and workarounds.
  14. Known problems and workarounds in IBM Transformation Extender, V9.0.0
    Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in IBM Transformation Extender, version 9.0.0.
    Known Problems and Workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, V8.4.1
    Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.4.1.
    Known problems and workarounds for IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender, V8.4
    Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.4.
    Known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, V8.3
    Use these links to find the latest information about known problems and workarounds in WebSphere Transformation Extender, version 8.3.
  15. IBM Client Success Essentials Community
    This community brings together users of IBM 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.
  16. IBM Client Success Essentials Community Demonstration
    Watch a video demonstration of the Client Success Essentials community.
  17. 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.



Plan

  1. Transformation Extender product release announcements
    Stay current by upgrading to the latest Transformation Extender product releases or applying the latest Fix Packs.
  2. WebSphere Transformation Extender Trading Manager V8.2.1.10 is available
    June 17, 2015 The following WebSphere® Transformation Extender Pack releases are now available through Fix Central: Trading Manager 8.2.1.10
    Transformation Extender Advanced V9.0.0.1 and Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V9.0.0 are available
    March 11, 2016 IBM Transformation Extender Advanced V9.0.0.1 and IBM Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V9.0.0 are now available through Passport Advantage. Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments V9.0.0 includes Pack for SWIFT and Pack for SEPA standards.
    WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4.1.4 and WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for NACHA V4.2.8.1 are available
    March 11, 2016 IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4.1.4 is now available through Fix Central and Passport Advantage. Build ID: 8.4.1.4(7) IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Pack for NACHA V4.2.8.1 is now available through Passport Advantage.
    Standards Processing Engine 8.5.1.2 is available
    February 26, 2016 IBM Standards Processing Engine 8.5.1.2 is now available through Fix Central. Standards Processing Engine (SPE) releases: SPE for Healthcare Payer 8.5.1.2 SPE for Supply Chain EDI 8.5.1.2 SPE Pack for Healthcare Payer 8.5.1.2 SPE Pack for Supply Chain EDI 8.5.1.2
    Transformation Extender V9.0.0 and Transformation Extender Advanced V9.0.0 are available
    January 29, 2016 IBM Transformation Extender V9.0.0 and IBM Transformation Extender Advanced V9.0.0 are now available through Passport Advantage. IBM Transformation Extender V9.0.0 includes the following components: Design Studio Command Server Launcher and Launcher Studio Transformation Extender for Integration Servers Transformation Extender for Application Programming Transformation Extender Build ID: 9.0.0(172)
    WebSphere Transformation Extender Industry Packs December 2015 release
    December 11, 2015 The following WebSphere® Transformation Extender Industry Pack releases are now available through PassPort Advantage: Pack for HIPAA EDI 4.4.1.6 Pack for HL7 4.4.1.6 Pack for NCPDP 4.4.1.6 Pack for X12 2.8.1.4 Pack for EDIFACT 2.8.1.4 Pack for TRADACOMS 2.8.1.4
    WebSphere Transformation Extender Packs September 2015 release
    September 11, 2015 The following WebSphere® Transformation Extender Enterprise Pack and Industry Pack releases are now available through PassPort Advantage: Pack for FIX 4.2.8 Pack for SAP 8.3.2.3 Pack for SEPA 4.3.3 Pack for SWIFT 4.3.4
    WebSphere Transformation Extender Industry Packs June 2015 release
    June 12, 2015 The following WebSphere® Transformation Extender Industry Pack releases are now available through PassPort Advantage: Pack for ACORD 1.0.5 Pack for NACHA 4.2.8 Trading Manager 8.2.1.9
    WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.4.0.5 is available
    October 3, 2014 IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender V8.4.0.5 is now available through Passport Advantage. Build ID: 8.4.0.5(6)
    WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.3.0.6 and Interim Fix 1 for V8.4.0.4 and V8.4.1.1 are available
    February 5, 2014 IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender V8.3.0.6 and Interim Fix 1 for V8.4.0.4 and V8.4.1.1 are available through Passport Advantage and Fix Central. Build ID: 8.3.0.6(3)
  3. Transformation Extender product release notes
    This page gives you access to the latest Transformation Extender release notes.
  4. WebSphere Transformation Extender product download troubleshooting information
    Why am I unable to find and download my WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) software?
  5. Transformation Extender Detailed System Requirements
    Review the Transformation Extender detailed system requirements for each release.
  6. IBM Software support lifecycle information for Transformation Extender products
    Find Transformation Extender General Availability (GA), End of Support (EOS) and End of Marketing (EOM) dates
  7. IBM Transformation Extender Advanced product release notes
    This page gives you access to the latest IBM Transformation Extender Advanced (ITXA) release notes. ITXA is the new name for Standards Processing Engine (SPE).
  8. Transformation Extender Advanced System Requirements
    Review the Transformation Extender Advanced (formerly Standards Processing Engine) System Requirements
  9. 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.
  10. 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.



Education

  1. Transformation Extender Curriculum
    Training classes are available to improve your Transformation Extender knowledge. Note: Search for "Transformation Extender".
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transformation Extender Support Technical Exchange Webcasts (Scheduled)
    Review upcoming webcasts that cover Transformation Extender specific topics.
  5. Transformation Extender Support Technical Exchange Webcasts (Previous)
    Review previously recorded webcasts that cover Transformation Extender specific topics.
  6. Transformation Extender Library
    Find Knowledge Centers, Release Notes and Books for Transformation Extender V8.1, V8.2, V8.3, V8.4, V8.4.1 and v9.0
  7. Transformation Extender Advanced / Standards Processing Engine Knowledge Center
    The Transformation Extender Advanced / Standards Processing Engine portfolio is the next evolution of the IBM Universal Transformation strategy for transforming documents. It contains modular, comprehensive solutions that are based on industry standards. The solutions provide support for WebSphere Transformation Extender, Sterling B2B Integrator, and XSLT translation maps, providing document processing that is modular, scalable, and extensible.
  8. Using Standards Processing Engine with Design Studio Overview
    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.
    Standards Processing Engine (SPE) Adapter
    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.
    IBM SPE Healthcare Payer Solution Part 1: Configuring HIPAA EDI Envelopes
    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.
    IBM SPE Healthcare Payer Solution Part 2: HIPAA Compliance Checking and Reporting
    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.
    IBM SPE Healthcare Payer Solution Part 3: External Code Set Validation
    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.
  9. WebSphere Transformation Extender forum on IBM developerWorks
    Discuss and share technical information on WebSphere Transformation Extender related subjects.
  10. Use IBM developerWorks to find articles written for WebSphere Transformation Extender
    Review WebSphere Transformation Extender articles available on IBM developerWorks.
  11. Performance tuning tips for WebSphere Transformation Extender
    This article shows you how to detect performance bottlenecks and improve performance in WebSphere Transformation Extender maps.
    Creating a cloud to consume WebSphere MQ messages using IBM Workload Deployer and WebSphere TX
    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.
  12. WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition for Pure Application Systems Demonstration Video
    The video demonstrates deploying WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher Hypervisor Edition on PureSystems.
  13. Continued support of the WebSphere Transformation Extender E-mail and FTP Adapters
    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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration Transformation Extender Advanced Not Applicable

Document information

More support for: Transformation Extender

Software version: 8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1, 9.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 7024254

Modified date: 2016-06-30