IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.7 delivers debugging improvements, performance improvements, and usability enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-266
October 23, 2007


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With Enterprise PL/I for z/OS® V3.7, you can leverage more than 30 years of IBM experience in application development to facilitate your new On Demand Business endeavors, helping you to integrate PL/I and Web-based business processes in Web services, XML, Java™, and PL/I applications. This compiler's interoperability lets you capitalize on existing IT investment while smoothly incorporating new, Web-based applications as part of your organizations infrastructure.

Enterprise PL/I is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business PL/I applications you want to execute on your z/OS systems. It gives you access to DB2®, CICS®, and IMS™ systems, and other data and transaction systems.

New in V3.7

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Key prerequisites

z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01), or later

Depending on the function used, certain levels of other programs may be required. Refer to the Software requirements section for details.
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Planned availability date

October 26, 2007

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
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V3.7 compiler enhancements

Debugging improvement — The TEST option is enhanced so that users can choose to view the source in the listing and in the Debug Tool source window as that source would appear after a user-specified preprocessor had been run (or after all the preprocessors had been run).

Performance improvements

Usability enhancements

Improvements to help application programmers diagnose errors

Serviceability improvements

Full Function vs Alternate Function offerings

With V3.7, the mainframe interactive debug tool in Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1 is offered with the Enterprise PL/I compiler in the Full Function offering. This debug tool is a common facility that supports:

Only one Full Function offering is required for debugging applications written using any of these programming products. An Alternate Function offering is available if you prefer to receive the Enterprise PL/I for z/OS compiler but not the debug tool.

Debug Tool for z/OS V8.1 is also offered as a separate product. For more information about the function offered in the debug tool, refer to 207-205 , dated September 18, 2007.

Hardware and software support services

SmoothStart™/installation services: IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-266


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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS® V3.7 will run only on the following (and follow-on) hardware models:

Software requirements

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the currently supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on programs listed below that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Program Directory and the preventive service planning (PSP) bucket.

z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01), or later, is a required licensed program.

Optional licensed programs

Planning information


The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 package includes:

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Ordering information

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S., Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Current licensees

Current licensees of Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment.

Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by two weeks after planned availability. Reorder forms returned to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment will be processed within 10 workdays of receipt. When V3.7 is available, V3.6 will no longer be available.

New licensees

For ordering information on Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3, refer to 201-344 , dated November 27, 2001.

Unlicensed documentation: The publications, Program Directory (GI10-8426) and Licensed Program Specifications (GC27-1455), are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. No other hardcopy publications are shipped with the product.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: All Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 publications are available free of charge in displayable softcopy format (BookManager®, PDF) from the PL/I Web site at

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the customized offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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Terms and conditions

The terms for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3 as previously announced in 201-344 , dated November 27, 2001, licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement are unaffected by this announcement.

IBM Operational Support Services — SupportLine: Yes
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The pricing information for Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3, as previously announced in 201-344 , dated November 27, 2001, remains unaffected by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
    Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             L3R 2Z1
 Reference:  LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


MVS, DFSORT, and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
z/OS, CICS, OS/390, DB2, BookManager, and SystemPac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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