NOMAD 7.54

We are pleased to announce NOMAD version 7.54, Select Business Solutions’ latest NOMAD release. It contains a number of new features to provide additional functionality, plus NOMAD maintenance, version 7.54, for the base NOMAD version 7.50.

NOMAD 7.54 for z/OS

With NOMAD 7.54, we are excited to bring you several new facilities including:

  • 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 SYMATICS LINKLIB.

  • 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.

  • VFLIST: Efficiency enhancements and bug fixes have been made to the VFLIST (Virtual File Support) tool. VFLIST contains various commands that help you manage small amounts of volatile data in memory during your 4GL session.

NOMAD 7.54 for z/VM

With NOMAD 7.54, we are excited to bring you several new facilities including:

  • JDBC Interface: Provides access to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, is now available on z/VM. The JDBC Interface allows NOMAD to join data residing off the mainframe with any of the mainframe-based data sources NOMAD has previously accessed.

  • VM Database Extender Facility:Was created to handle very large databases with BTREE masters that exceed the capacity of a CMS minidisk. With this facility, such databases can be split over multiple minidisks, with each file on a separate minidisk handled as a concatenated database extension. Using the VM Database Extender facility with concatenated databases allows the running of existing applications that maintain databases, including support for updating and positioning commands

  • 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.

This release contains an integrated set of all fixes available for version 7.50. The fixes have not only been tested individually, but the entire package has been independently installed and re-tested. This update ensures that customers have all available fixes, that the resulting version is reliable, and that they won’t need to install individual patches.




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