ACR/Detail 4.0 enhancements include:
Delete History Utility Enhanced
A new Relative Run option has been added to the Delete History utility. By entering a number of days previous to the current system date, you can specify the deletion of history records that are this number of days old or older. For example, an entry of 0030 will cause the system to delete history records that are 30 days old or older. You can limit the deletion to a specific history key or range of keys.
This enhancement makes obsolete the History File Manual Delete utility, which required you to type in JCL yourself to perform this kind of delete.
Windows UUPEDIF User Program can Process EDI Files without Logical Record Breaks
The EDI User Program (UUPEDIF) can be used to enable ACR/Detail for Windows to extract data from electronic data interchange (EDI) files in X12 format. This allows you to run this user program with a file that does not have logical record breaks.
Extended Internal Items
This release includes a new item type called extended internal items. Extended internal items, like regular internal items, are used to store control values obtained when your file definitions are processed. If the job stores history, extended internal items will be stored in the history database like regular internal items.
Expanded User Reports
User Reports are now more flexible:
- You can now specify a width of up to 250 characters per line.
- For ACR/Summary, you can now define up to 8 columns, and you can specify the starting position and length of each column.
Free-Form Report XML Header Tags
When generating the Free-Form Report in XML format, ACR/Summary and ACR/Detail now pass an attribute for header items along with the ASA character for page breaks. As a result, in Infogix Insight, the report will show the page breaks and header records differently from the detail lines.
Allow Blank Currency Symbol
This enhancement allows you to specify the currency symbol in the User Options as NONE. If you do this, one or more spaces will be used as the currency symbol on all reports that use the User Options currency symbol. The number of spaces depends on the length you specify for the symbol in the User Options. The default is one space.
Dual Install for Server or ACR/Workbench
Starting with this release, on the Windows platform, you can install the latest release of ACR/Summary and ACR/Detail Server or ACR/Workbench on the same machine as the previous release. The new and old releases must be in separate installation folders and must use different ports. This enhancement allows you to test the two releases side by side.