ACR/Summary 9.0 enhancements include:
Invoke Program Interface (UAC1000) using a JAVA Program
Users can perform balancing using the Program Interface mode by passing accumulated data values to UAC1000, a COBOL program, on the mainframe. In this release, the Program Interface is enhanced to handle the return of 999 history items and also allow input of date fields
Currently, there is no easy method to call UAC1000 from external programs, such as Java, running on non-z/OS environments. A new program residing on the OMVS side of the mainframe has been developed to invoke Program Interface (UAC1000) directly from a Java program running on Windows. This feature provides greater flexibility in the options to invoke the Program Interface. This program is available as a separate licensable feature. Licensing costs may apply. Please contact Infogix Customer Support for additional information.
This enhancement is applicable to z/OS.
Provide ability to create up to 999 Calculated Items
A calculated item is used for mathematical manipulation of values that include internal items, history items, other calculated items, or literals (numeric constants or text literals). Users could define only 100 Calculated Items in prior releases. In this release, the functionality has been extended to provide ability to define up to 999 Calculated Items.
Increase User Report Detail Specification from 100 to 999 lines
In the User Report, users were able to define only 100 detailed lines in prior releases. In this release, the functionality has been extended to provide ability to define up to 999 lines.
Access Mode 5 (Total/Tally/Hash) Support for VSAM files
In prior releases, Access Mode 5 support was available only for Physical Sequential files. Starting this release the functionality has been extended and users can use Access Mode 5 to perform Total, Tally, and Hash, on VSAM files.
Allow Workbench to Communicate with the ACR on the mainframe
Users can use ACR/Workbench to test out their rules directly on the Mainframe. This enhancement will either eliminate or minimize the need to export/import rules, especially during rules development reducing the time and effort required.
This enhancement is applicable to Workbench and z/OS.
Internal Translation Table Enhancements
Internal Translation functionality has been extended to support data translation in additional data formats. Users will now have the added capability to translate values for two additional data types – Date, and Time.
To make Internal Translation table processing consistent with External Translation Tables and products such as Infogix Assure, the format of the input data and its translated value is now defined during the definition of the Internal Translation table itself. In prior releases, the definition of input data format and its translated value was specified during the entry of actual data.
Two New Functions (@MINIMUM and @MAXIMUM) in Calculated Item Rule Definition
Two new functions, @MINIMUM and @MAXIMUM, have been added to the Calculated Item rule definition. The function @MINIMUM returns the minimum value in a list, or from a range of specified items. The function @MAXIMUM returns the maximum value in a list, or from a range of specified items.