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February 2012 Newsletter

Select Business Solutions

Select Business Solutions

NOMAD/UltraQuest Newsletter


NOMAD 7.54

Social Media

Phone System

Request DR CPUID

UltraQuest Webinars

Product Suggestions

Contact Information

NOMAD 7.54 for z/OS Released

Select Business Solutions is pleased to announce the release of a new version of NOMAD for z/OS. This new release includes enhancements and changes to the product, as well as a series of patches for compatibility with the latest operating systems and data sources.

Some of the key enhancements and changes include:

JDBC Interface: Provides access to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. The JDBC Interface allows NOMAD to join data residing off the mainframe with any of the mainframe-based data sources NOMAD has previously accessed. In this release NOMAD no longer requires the JDBC Server running under UNIX System Services.

VSAM/QSAM Interface: The new TRUNCATED keyword on the MASTER or SEGMENT statement may be used when external data is stored in VSAM or QSAM and the data fields are in fixed locations, but the record length is varying. Also, there is new syntax for the REDEFINE command, which allows the direct mapping of nested REDEFINES clauses in COBOL COPYBOOKs.

COPYBOOK: The NOMAD COPYBOOK utility now generates a slightly different syntax for the 4GL SCHEMA when it encounters a COBOL REDEFINES statement. This syntax allows for direct mapping of nested redefinitions.

IMS Interface: The IMSSCHEM utility, which generates NOMAD schemas from IMS PSBs, has been enhanced. There is a new method of generating item, master, and segment names for IMS fields with similar names or with names containing invalid characters for NOMAD.

Systematics Interface: The UltraQuest and NOMAD Systematics Interface provides the ability to use NOMAD or UltraQuest to access data in the Systematics suite of retail banking applications from FIS. The Systematics exit routines are now included in the NOMAD load library. This means that there is no longer the need to have a separate

Java Interface: The UltraQuest and NOMAD for Java Interface provides the capability to run a Java program from the UltraQuest and NOMAD environment. The Java Interface now requires Java 2 at SDK Version 1.5 or higher. This includes Java 5 and Java 6.

To order the new version and you are on active maintenance, simply complete the online support form eICUR, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call support at 888.328.7806.  If you are not on maintenance please contact your account manager to reinstate maintenance.

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Phone System Updated

To serve our customers better and to add greater flexibility, Select Business Solutions is updating our current phone system. This update will move all of our US offices to a single system. This improved system will allow our customers to call the main number, 203.383.4600, 888.472.7347, and dial the extension of an employee in our Trumbull CT (Headquarters, Support & Development), Dallas TX (Sales and Marketing) and Loveland CO (Accounting) offices. Customers can still use the same direct phone numbers as they did before as this will not change.

Key Phone Numbers:

203.383.4600 / 888.472.7347 Main

203.383.4709 / 888.328.7806 Support

When the main number answers you can immediately dial the extension of the employee or dial by name.

You can also dial the main extensions:

2 - Sales
3 - Customer Support
4 - Maintenance and Renewals
5 - Marketing
6 - Training and Professional Services

Should you experience any problems or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Need a Disaster Recovery CPUID

for a Test or Actual Disaster?

Have you ever needed to get a DR CPUID and didn't know who to contact? 

Below are the procedures to get a DR CPUID.

DR Test:

Email the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Company Name
Account Number
Test Start Date
Test End Date
Email Address to send CPUID

If test is longer then 5 days also include:

DR CPUID Model, Sub-Model & Serial Number.

Actual DR Production System is Down:

Same as above but also call the support line at 1-888-328-7806 in the US or outside the US call 1-203-383-4709, support will be paged immediately.

UltraQuest Demonstrations

Sign up now for an UltraQuest demo and see the new Reporter desktop plus other new facilities in version 5.5!

Click here to find dates for up coming webinars and to register.

If you want to see UltraQuest in action and the posted dates aren't convenient for you, please contact Dennis Street at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Product Suggestions

We want to hear from you!

Select Business Solutions has always based product development and enhancements on the feedback we get from our customers.  Recent additions like the interfaces to Oracle and SQL Server and the UltraQuest Scheduler were based directly on requests from our customer base. We pride ourselves on being responsive to our customers’ needs and the changing IT environment, and we want to hear from you.  If there is a product feature you would like to see added, or if you have any suggestions on how to make our products better please email them to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Select Business Solutions, Inc.

35 Nutmeg Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: 1-888-472-7347
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