IBM HATS for Multiplatforms V9.7, IBM HATS for 5250 Applications on i, V9.7, and IBM HATS for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms, V9.7 deliver improvements and enhanced support for current integrated development environment offerings, runtimes, and browsers

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-163
March 19, 2019


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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
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PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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New in version 9.7 of IBM® Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) for Multiplatforms, IBM HATS for 5250 Applications on i, and IBM HATS for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms:

  • Support for version 9.7 of the IBM Integrated Development Environment (IDE) offerings, which includes Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software
  • Support for JAX RS 2.0 that leverages recent runtime capabilities on RESTAPI
  • Support for HATS toolkit on MAC OSX platform
  • Capability to minify JavaScript™, compressing script files on HATS projects to enable ease of consumption
  • Transformation support for larger screen size terminals up to 62 in. x 160 in.


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Overview

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With IBM HATS, you can rapidly transform the user experience of your 5250 applications (which run on IBM i) without modifying those applications. By using the HATS rules-based transformation technology, the screens of your applications can be rendered with intuitive user interfaces. You can further improve the appearance, usability, and navigation of your applications by creating screen transformations and skip-screen macros.

HATS web applications are developed to run in a web application server runtime, and your users can access the applications with standard web browsers, which include mobile device browsers. HATS rich client applications are developed to run in an Eclipse, rich-client platform implementation to provide native, client applications that are targeted for a user's desktop.

HATS can also be used to transform and expand the connectivity of your terminal applications by extending the proven business logic as standard web services. These services are reusable assets that can be deployed as reusable components and can be integrated into new internal applications or applications outside your enterprise.



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Key requirements

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IBM HATS supports Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems.

For details, see the Hardware requirements and the Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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March 20, 2019



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Description

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HATS consists of two components:

  • HATS Toolkit
  • HATS Runtime

HATS Toolkit is a set of plug-ins for the Eclipse-based IBM IDE offerings. The HATS Toolkit enables you to develop new applications that generate GUIs for your 5250 applications. Develop your new applications iteratively to preview and save each change that you make. HATS applications can be streamlined over time or as quickly as desired, making them easier to use. New applications can be accessed from a browser, portlet, rich client, or a mobile device.

With the HATS Toolkit, you can create a GUI that is suited to your business needs and standards. Hide unnecessary information, organize data into tables, or display only required input fields. You can provide a drop-down list of valid values for an input field, change the layout and the contents of the user interface, and provide navigation buttons.

HATS Runtime is included in the HATS application, which is deployed to a production environment, such as WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, or the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Users interact with the HATS application through the HATS GUI and data is exchanged between the user and the host application.

Regardless of the kind of HATS application that you create, you can decide when to expand beyond the limits of basic configuration. For example, HATS enables you to:

  • Use HATS macro support to provide streamlined navigation through multiple host screens
  • Direct your users to the first screen that you want them to use, bypassing other screens
  • Use macros or the screen combination function to combine data from several host screens into one HATS GUI panel
  • Use business logic and global variables to integrate your host applications with other back-end systems in your enterprise, and with your business partners' systems

From HATS macros, you can generate HATS Integration Objects, which are Java™ beans that encapsulate interactions with a host application, and use them to create web pages and web services. HATS Integration Objects can also be used in Enterprise JavaBeans™ applications.

HATS V9.7 focuses on enabling a wide range of users to develop their mainframe modernization applications using MAC platform. This release enhances the capabilities of existing users of other supported IDEs to work with HATS Studio on MAC platform. This release also delivers:

  • New screen size transformation capability
  • The option to minify JAVA scripts out of the box using minifyJS feature, to help enhance security and performance
  • Enhanced JAX-RS2.0 support that helps improve the user productivity

Version 9.7 of HATS for Multiplatforms, HATS for 5250 Applications on i, and HATS for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms brings the following enhancements, support, and improvements:

  • Support for version 9.7 of the IBM Integrated Development Environment (IDE) offerings, which includes:
    • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
  • Support for JAX RS 2.0 that leverages recent runtime capabilities on RESTAPI
  • Support for HATS toolkit on MAC OSX platform
  • Minify JS that compresses script files on HATS projects that enables ease of consumption
  • Transformation support for wider or bigger screen size terminals up to 62 in. x 160 in.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM HATS, see Software Announcement 217-259, dated November 7, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-U67 9.7 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms
5724-U68 9.7 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i
5724-U68 9.7 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Disk space: 500 MB - 1 GB DASD above the requisite software delivery platform. Additional disk space is required for web or rich client application resource development.
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024 minimum.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum.
  • Processor: 32-bit (x86) Core 2 Duo (or equivalent). 64-bit (x64) Core 2 Quad (or equivalent), or higher.
Software requirements

Operating system considerations

  • The HATS Toolkit supports all Windows and MAC operating systems supported by the required development tools listed in the HATS Toolkit requirements section below.
  • The HATS Web, Portlet, and WebFacing runtimes support all operating systems supported by the required application servers and portal servers.
  • The HATS Rich Client runtime supports all operating systems supported by the required platforms listed in the Eclipse runtime environment section.

HATS Toolkit requirements

One of the following development tools:

  • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V9.7
  • Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software V9.7

Notes:

The minimum development tool features required in the installation of HATS Toolkit are:

  • Web Development Tools
  • Plug-in Development Environment
  • Tools for WebSphere Application Server V9.0

Application Servers

  • Oracle WebLogic server 12c (12.2.1.3) and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • Geronimo 3.0.1 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V9.0
  • IBM i V7.1.x Integrated Web Application Server for i and future fix packs (WebFacing runtime only)

Notes:

5250 print support requires one of the following, as appropriate:

  • System i® Access for Web 6.1 available as part of the System i Access Family
  • IBM i Access for Web 7.1 available as part of the IBM i Access Family

Portal Servers

  • WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • WebSphere Portal Server V8.0 and future modification levels and their fix packs

Eclipse runtime environment

  • IBM Eclipse SDK V4.7 and future modification levels and their fix packs
  • Lotus Notes® V9.0.1 and future fix packs
  • Lotus® Expeditor V6.2.3 and future fix packs

Installation

  • Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.8.3 and future fix packs, modification levels and their fix packs.

Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Microsoft Edge 40.x and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Google Chrome 72.x and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Mozilla Firefox 65 and future modification levels and fix packs
  • Apple Safari 10.13 and future modification levels and fix packs

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.


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Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-U67 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms L-MEMS-B8PJV7
5724-U68 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i L-MEMS-B8PJV6
IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-U67 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for Multiplatforms L-MEMS-B8PJV7
5724-U68 IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on i L-MEMS-B8PJV6
IBM Host Access Transformation Services for 5250 Applications on Multiplatforms

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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