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November 2010 Newsletter

New Products Coming in 2011

  • Mainframe ETL Solution

  • Mainframe JDBC Interface to NOMAD/UltraQuest accessible data

UltraQuest Version 5.5 for z/VM - Available Now

UltraQuest Version 5.5 for z/VM is available now and features a new and improved UltraQuest Reporter Desktop environment, shared report output, suspended and extended data filtering, and much more.

The newly re-designed Reporter desktop will feature three environments - Design, Publish, and Explore - allowing you to toggle between them for designing reports, for publishing requests to a menu or dashboard, or for managing databases and requests. Each report or menu is opened in its own tab allowing you to work on multiple reports/menus simultaneously. For your convenience all menu bar functionality is now available while working on reports or menus. All reports and menus that are left open when Reporter is shut down will be re-opened upon the next invocation allowing you to pick up just where you left off. The request structure tree view is displayed alongside the design wizard so you can view the components of an entire request and make simple report changes easily.

Shared Report Output was implemented by enhancing UltraQuest Reporter and Library so that output from published or non-published requests can be shared with other groups of users. If you are a Reporter or Library user and select to run the request to held output, you will have the option to pick from a list of user groups with whom you wish to share the output. This user can also select or modify his list of sharing groups while viewing his output in the Output Redirector.

Shared output groups need to be created for this sharing of report output. Alerts are available to automatically notify recipients in the select groups when their shared output is available for viewing.

With version 5.5., you now have the ability to create a request so that when it is run from Reporter or from UltraQuest Library, the user is presented with the alternative to bypass the filtering criteria. Since filters often use prompted request variables to let the user running the request specify filtering criteria, giving the user the option of suspending the filters allows him to select “use all values” instead of applying filtering criteria to the request.

An extended filtering facility has been added so that the filtering can be applied to the whole path of a hierarchical database. An extended filtering expression on a child table will also filter out associated data in all parent tables in the path. Consequently, data that does not pass the filtering criteria is not included in the output.

The main contact at UltraQuest for z/VM sites can order version 5.5 by emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technical Tip

When NOMAD is invoked with a temporary CPUID in effect, the default behavior produces a warning message, if the CPUID will expire in 15 days or less:

NOM1393: All access to NOMAD on this CPU expires in nn days.

There are 2 system variables that allow sites to customize when and where the NOM1393 message will be displayed, as follows.

To suppress NOM1393 temporarily or completely:

&&SYS_TEMP_ALERT = <n>; can be set in @SYSTEM or NSM RGNPROC, to display the NOM1393 message <n> days prior to the actual expiration. &&SYS_TEMP_ALERT = 0; will completely suppress the message. Requires NOMAD Version 7.52 or later, or the patch for C32629.

To reroute NOM1393 (z/OS only):

&&SYS_TEMP_ALDST can be set in @SYSTEM or NSM RGNPROC, to reroute the NOM1393 warning message. See the list below for rerouting options.

1:Sends the NOM1393 message to the user. This is the default.
2:Sends the NOM1393 message to SYSLOG only.
3:Sends the NOM1393 message to both the user and the SYSLOG.
4:Sends the NOM1393 message to the operator console.
5:Sends the NOM1393 message to both the operator console and the user.

Requires NOMAD Version 7.51 or later, or the patch for C32451. For further information, please contact Support at 888-328-7806, or using the online support form at: http://www.selectbs.com/support-general/online-support-form.

Holiday Hours for NOMAD and UltraQuest Support

NOMAD & UltraQuest Support in the US will be closed on the following dates in December and January:

  • Thursday, December 23, 2010

  • Friday, December 24, 2010

  • Monday, January 3, 2010

  • Monday, January 17, 2010

For a production down/severity 1 issue on any of these dates, please leave a message in our Support hotline voice mail system:

888-328-7806 ( North America )

203-383-4709 (International)

Support will be paged, and will return your call, so please leave a phone number where you can be reached, and provide your account number. Typically, calls are returned within 30 minutes. If an hour has passed without a callback, please leave another voice mail message.

In an effort to better serve our customers, we are providing you an additional phone number to use in case the standard support phone numbers are inoperable for some unforeseen reason. This additional phone number is 972-899-5220 , available during standard business hours, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST.

Colorado Finance Office Move

Effective Wednesday December 1, 2010, Select Business Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the relocation of our Colorado Finance Department from:

3561 Stagecoach Road, Suite 201
Longmont, CO 80504

The new mailing address for payments, invoices and correspondence is as follows:

Select Business Solutions, Inc.
Finance Department
200 E. 7th Street, Suite 414
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 970-624-6230
Fax: 970-624-6235

Please update your records accordingly.

Note: Our Corporate Headquarters remains in Trumbull, CT.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Business Solutions

35 Nutmeg Drive

Trumbull, CT 06611

Phone: 1-888-472-7347

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