What's new in IBM File Manager for z/OS® 14.1

Latest service: For details of the APARs that have been addressed in each release, see Latest PTFs for IBM File Manager for z/OS.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.18

IBM File Manager for z/OS® 14.1.18 is a service release. The following new support is included with the maintenance:
  • The Database Access Control facility has been enhanced to support writing a RACF audit record to SMF when users are denied access to a database. See The Database Access Control facility for more information.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.17

  • IBM File Manager for z/OS® 14.1.17 is a service release. This version of IBM File Manager for z/OS® rolls up a number of miscellaneous fixes.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.16

IBM File Manager for z/OS® 14.1.16 is a service release. The following new support is included with the maintenance:

  • Enhanced Find. Two new options when performing partitioned data set searches:
    List
    Produces an intermediate matching member list with sortable columns. Columns can now be sorted in change date order so that you can easily determine the most recent member matching the search criteria. This provides more flexibility than the current summary command from the enhanced search report.
    First
    Limits the search to the first occurrence of a member if more than one partitioned data set is being processed. For example, this can be applied in a Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) environment where you might have the same member in more than one library and you are interested in only the first occurrence or the latest version of that member.
    For more detailed information about these new options, see EFind command syntax and Enhanced Search command panel..
  • Enhanced Change and FCH function. A new option, MEMORY, has been introduced to address the restrictions associated with update in place. Record lengths can now be changed and compressed data sets are supported. For more detailed information about this new option, see Enhanced Change command panel, Find/Change Utility panel and FCH (Find/Change).
  • New function to produce VSAM define statements. A new batch function, DEFV, has been added to produce IDCAMS define statements for one or more data sets. See DEFV (Define VSAM Statements) for more information.
  • Controlling user access to databases when running FM/IMS functions. The FM/IMS Database Access Control facility has been enhanced to control users' access to databases when FM/IMS functions run in DLI mode. For more information, see Controlling access to databases by FM/IMS functions.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.15

IBM File Manager for z/OS® 14.1.15 is a service release. The following new support is included with the maintenance:

  • Display a list of templates, of all types, and perform actions on them. The template list provides the following features:
    • Visibility of member generations for PDSE version 2 data sets.
    • A lock mechanism to prevent unintentional template edit changes.
    • The ability to change the default value for formatting leading zeros with numeric fields.
    • The ability to compare templates in their exported XML format.
    See Working with the Template List for detailed information.
  • New keyword, CERTRUST, added to the FMN4POPT options module. For more information, see Customizing miscellaneous options in FMN4POPT.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.14

File Manager for z/OS® V14.1.14 is a service release. The following new support is included with the maintenance:

  • Support for the FREE, HIDE, HOLD, LHEX, ORDER, SHOW, and WIDTH editor primary commands is extended to FM/IMS.
  • ALTER retention-date processing support for the Eclipse client is added.
  • IAM encrypted files are now supported.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.13

  • Random and repeatable scrambling can now be optimized with a new option. The option can be customized at installation time (default behavior for scrambling). The default behavior can be overridden by specifying the option when copying and scrambling data. The option can be set to one of the following values: OFF, ON, or MAX.
  • Load Module Attributes are now included on the information, print, and XML reports.
  • File Manager for z/OS® can now handle the SYS1 data sets accessed using the DFSMS SYS% conversion utility.
  • Fields marked as HOLD are always treated as selected fields.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.12

  • Support for using the IMS catalog to generate IMS database templates.
  • PDSE Workbench has been updated to support PDS and PDSE data sets on a remote system.
  • Prefix commands JCL, SELECT, and SUBMIT are now supported in PDSE Workbench.
  • A new SETCICS function enables opening and closing CICS® files and working with CICS® resources in batch or keyword mode.
  • When doing a keyed data set compare you can now first sort the files in the order determined by the key values.
  • Output from a data set compare can now be combined and directed to a single DD.
  • Fields can now be held when scrolling in SNGL display format.
  • Template enhancements:
    • New "A" (Always) option means the template can always be edited before an edit session or view session.
    • The ability to save a temporary or dynamic template after it was applied to the data.
    • A template created during an FM/IMS extract can now be edited so, for example, one template can be reused for multiple DBD names.

For details of the APARs that have been addressed, see Latest service.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.11

  • This version of File Manager for z/OS® rolls up a number of miscellaneous fixes.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.10

  • File Manager for z/OS® now supports editing of IBM® MQ remote queues and aliases to remote queues.
  • The VLM (View Load Module) and CLM (Compare Load Module) functions have been updated to:
    • Filter CSECTs selected for processing.
    • Display and compare compiler options added with the latest Enterprise COBOL and Enterprise PL/1 compilers.
    • Display and compare COBOL program language features used in the COBOL code for CSECTs created by Enterprise COBOL compilers.
  • Advanced member selection has been enhanced to support exclude filters for member names. All utilities that support enhanced member selection can now use the exclude filter to exclude members. A new batch keyword XMEMBERS provides the exclude member filter values in batch or keyword invocations.
  • FM/IMS now supports dynamic PSBs when IMS management of ACBs is enabled.
  • On exit from an edit session, FM/CICS now asks for confirmation before performing a destructive read and restore of a CICS® intrapartition TD queue.
  • The Find/Change Utility panel, File Selection panel, and USS member lists have been updated to display created and changed dates in YYYY/MM/DD format.

New features and enhancements in V14.1.9

  • Support for version 2 PDSE generation members and new PDSE Workbench.
    • A new PDSE workbench has been developed to handle management of members and generations.
    • The enhanced search Drill parameter now supports a limit and applies to version 2 PDSE generations as well as HFS and zFS directories.
    • The enhanced search function key (or edit macro) menu has a new option to invoke PDSE Workbench. This allows for cursor-sensitive invocation from JCL View or Edit sessions.
    • The enhanced search function key (or edit macro) has two new commands to support invoking the workbench (History) and compare generation (CG) from any View or Edit session.
    • Support for CG and History commands for View or Edit sessions initiated by the PDSE Workbench or navigation from an enhanced search report.
    • COPY utility now supports copying of generation members.
    • CLONE facility now supports the copying of generation members.
    • A new history capability for all member lists within File Manager.
  • Support for alternate ddnames for batch reporting.

    File Manager for z/OS® print output can now be directed to FMNPRINT, and individual sections of the output can be directed instead to alternate ddnames.

  • DSINFO, a new option on the SET function, provides additional information in batch reports about input and output data sets for the DSP, DSM, DSC, and FCH commands.
  • The data set COPY utility is enhanced to support CSV as an output format.
  • File Manager MQ users are no longer required to have CONTROL access to the MQADMIN class resource mqmanager.CONTEXT.mqqueue. If users do not have this access the MQ CONTEXT is not copied when records are updated.

Latest service

This section contains a list of documentation updates for the latest File Manager for z/OS® PTF or release.

To download the latest PTF or release, visit Latest File Manager for z/OS Service Information.

Contents

October 2020 PTFs (UI71831 UI71832 UI71833 UI71834 UI71835 UI71836 UI71837 UI71838 UI71839 UI71840 UI71841 UI71842)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in October 2020 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.12. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PI89464
(Support for using data in the IMS catalog or DBDs to dynamically build FM/IMS templates.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APAR PH27165
(A new SETCICS function.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH27166
(A new sort before compare option.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH27167
(The same output definition can be used to have Inserted and New Changed records written to the same output file, and Deleted and Old Changed records written to the same output file.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH27168
(Hold fields when scrolling in SNGL display format.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference, the User's Guide and Reference for Db2 Data, and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APAR PH19642
(Edit template enhancements: New options A=Always and R=Re-edit; IMS ID extract criteria is no longer protected, allow changes to a template created during an FM/IMS extract.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH19646
(PDSE Workbench now supports PDS and PDSE data sets on a remote system.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH24525
(PDSE Workbench support for new JCL, SELECT, and SUBMIT prefix commands.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APARs PH20203 PH26219 PH27568 PH28165 PH28351 PH29471 PH29486
No documentation updates.

June 2020 PTFs (UI69906 UI69907 UI69908 UI69909 UI69910 UI69911 UI69912 UI69913 UI69914 UI69915 UI69916)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in June 2020 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.11. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PH24631
(Changes to the internal PL/I compiler.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

APARs PH22283 PH24410 PH24424 PH24558 PH24852 PH24283 PH24303
No documentation updates.

March 2020 PTFs (UI68189 UI68190 UI68191 UI68192 UI68193 UI68194 UI68195 UI68196 UI68197 UI68198 UI68199 UI68200)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in March 2020 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.10. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PH17975
(FM/IMS support for dynamic PSBs when IMS management of ACBs is enabled.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide, and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APAR PH19643
(IBM® MQ enhancements: support for editing of remote queues; and services to secure access to MQ resources from File Manager for z/OS® functions.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Customization Guide.

APAR PH19644
(CSECT selection and other View Load Module and Compare Load Module enhancements.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH19645
(Advanced member selection in File Manager for z/OS® utilities now supports filters to exclude matching member names.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APAR PH19647
(Use YYYY/MM/DD format for member created and changed dates in Find/Change panel.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH10532
(On exit from an edit session, confirm before performing a destructive read and restore of a CICS® intrapartition TD queue.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference for CICS.

APARs PH17289 PH18413 PH18865 PH21387 PH21718 PH22539
No documentation updates.

December 2019 PTFs (UI66571, UI66572, UI66573, UI66574, UI66575, UI66576, UI66577, UI66578, UI66579, UI66580, UI66581, UI66582)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in December 2019 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.9. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PH11137
(Support for version 2 PDSE generation members and new PDSE Workbench.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH01678
(MQ users no longer require CONTROL to access an MQ queue outside File Manager for z/OS®.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH15054
(Data set COPY utility has been enhanced to support CSV as an output format.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH17035
(Support for multiple DDs for File Manager for z/OS® batch reporting.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH18200
(Enhancement to introduce data set information in batch reports)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH17027
(When using Db2 IMPORT utility, compare of input row is done on all index columns.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference for Db2 Data.

APARs PH00894 PH16179 PH16358 PH16620 PH16670 PH16702 PH16703 PH16846 PH17923 PH18510 PH18803
No documentation updates.

September 2019 PTFs (UI65026, UI65027, UI65028, UI65029, UI65030, UI65031, UI65032, UI65033, UI65034, UI65035, UI65036, UI65037, UI65038)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in September 2019 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.8. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PH11854
(Restricted support for DSNOUT attributes when using DSC to copy non-SMS-managed data sets in batch)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APAR PH12618
(Add an option to suppress the display or printing of boundary field errors in SNGL mode)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference, the Customization Guide, and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APAR PH12853
(Support for securing the access that dynamic PSBs provide to users when FM/IMS functions are run in BMP mode)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

APAR PH16000
(Mandatory templates, data scrambling support in the IMS extract utility, and other scrambling enhancements)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference, the Customization Guide, and the User's Guide and Reference for IMS Data.

APARs PH10322 PH12208 PH12881 PH14008 PH14070 PH14384 PH14704 PH14750
No documentation updates.

June 2019 PTFs (UI63507, UI63508, UI63509, UI63510, UI63511, UI63512, UI63513, UI63514, UI63515, UI63516, UI63517, UI63518)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in June 2019 update File Manager for z/OS® to V14.1.7. These PTFs supersede all previous PTFs and fix the following APARs:

APAR PH05390
(File Manager for z/OS® PassTicket support for FM/CICS logon)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

APAR PH09716
(Add an FM/Db2 option to set the display format for DATE columns)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference for Db2 Data.

APAR PH11639
(Provide ISPF edit models for File Manager for z/OS®, FM/Db2, FM/IMS, and external REXX functions.)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

APAR PH12856
(Enhance FM/Db2 COPY utility to support LOB and XML data)

No documentation updates.

APARs PH03103 PH03105 PH03766 PH04350 PH08641 PH09660 PH10084 PH10581 PH10311 PH11570 PH12855
No documentation updates.

March 2019 PTFs (UI61749, UI61750, UI61751, UI61752, UI61753, UI61754, UI61755, UI61756, UI61757 UI61758, UI61759, UI61760)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in March 2019 fixed the following APARs:

APAR PH01305
(Support for 8-character TSO user IDs and TSO prefixes)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.

APARs PH01306 PH04889 PH04934 PH04939 PH08587 PH08656 PH08657 PH08658 PH08659 PH08660 PH08661
No documentation updates.
APAR PH08775
(Service Provider for z/OS Connect support for IMS and Db2®)

For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

September 2018 PTFs (UI58487, UI58488, UI58489, UI58490, UI58491, UI58492, UI58493, UI58494, UI58495 UI58497, UI58498, UI58499)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in September 2018 fixed the following APARs:
APAR PH00352
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PH01136
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PH01882
No documentation updates.
APAR PH02069
No documentation updates.
APAR PH02219
No documentation updates.
APAR PI99053
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PI99337
No documentation updates.
APAR PI99483
No documentation updates.
APAR PI99530
No documentation updates.

June 2018 PTFs (UI56354, UI56355, UI56356, UI56357, UI56358, UI56359, UI56360, UI56361, UI56362 UI56363, UI56364, UI56365)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in June 2018 fixed the following APARs:
APAR PI94927
No documentation updates.
APAR PI97379
No documentation updates.
APAR PI97118
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PI97117
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.
APAR PI95564
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PI94064
No documentation updates.
APAR PI93729
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference.
APAR PI93217
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the User's Guide and Reference and the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PI90402
No documentation updates.
APAR PI89463
No documentation updates.

April 2018 PTFs (UI55135, UI55136, UI55137, UI55138, UI55139, UI55140, UI55141, UI55142)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in April 2018 fixed the following APAR:
APAR PI95564
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.

March 2018 PTFs (UI54563, UI54564, UI54565, UI54566, UI54567, UI54568, UI54569, UI54570, UI54571 UI54572, UI54573, UI54574)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in March 2018 fixed the following APARs:
APAR PI93217
No documentation updates.
APAR PI94064
For the documentation changes, see the Summary of changes in the Customization Guide.
APAR PI93729
No documentation updates.
APAR PI89463
No documentation updates.

December 2017 PTFs (UI52559, UI52560, UI52561, UI52562, UI52563, UI52564, UI52565, UI52566, UI52567 UI52568, UI52569, UI52570)

A set of PTFs that were delivered in December 2017 fixed the following APARs:
APARs PI89463 PI90402
No documentation updates.