ACR/Summary 4.0 enhancements include:
Copy History Reload Performance Improved
Processing for the Copy History Database Reload option has been enhanced to open and close the history database only once, which speeds up processing time significantly.
Note: Because the file will not be opened and closed for each record, to ensure the integrity of the file, you MUST do the following: 1) On z/OS, lock the history database before starting a reload and unlock the file after the reload is complete. 2) On Windows, run the reload at a time when no job or other process is using the file.
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.