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Cumulative changes for Versions 8.57 through 9.04

  • UnDo option for displayed operations
    Once updates are displayed, user can select U=Undo and undo one or more operations. This procedure is based on the RRN (Relative Record Number) of the record. If the expected data in the RRN is not found, the Undo informs this and requests additional consent before performing the operation.
  • Product enhanced to support Data Queue journaling
    The product now supports journaling of the following types: File, IFS, Data-Area, Data-Queue
  • Enable sending only Commitment updates to SIEM
    The DB Journal reflects all activities including those which have been rolled down (not committed). As such, transmitting the information of the DB Journal in As-Is format may not show the actual changes.
    To denote this, in every application, select 6. SIEM Support, and specify:
    As only operation/Committed. C                      Y=Yes, C=After commit, N=No
  • Support for working with three SIEMs in parallel
    It is possible to select which SIEM of the three supported will get the information.To denote this, in every application, select 6. SIEM Support, and specify:
    1 2 3
    Send to SIEM . . . . . . . . Y Y Y                  Y=Yes, N=No
  • The product Safe-Update was added to the same library as AP-Journal
    The product Safe-Update protects production libraries against update attempts made by unauthorized programs. In this aspect it complements AP-Journal, which can report such updates after being done.
  • The Journal printing commands DSPAPCRJ and DSPDBJRN have been enhanced to optionally include the Ticket number of updates made with an active Safe-Update ticket
    Safe-Update is a product that regulates File-Editor usage in production environments. The Ticket number replaces in such cases the Job or Job-user fields.
    This is set by a new parameter INCTKT in the Display commands:
    Include ticket # as  . . . . . .   *JOB          *JOB, *USER, *NO
  • Installation on IASP support
    AP-Journal has been enhanced to support installation on IASP. (AP-Journal already supports data that exists on IASP.)
  • Set Journal As Planned now supports generic names
    STRJR, 11, 71-73 provides a Journal Objects Care to ensure that files are journaled, and to the right journal, as planned. The command Set Journal As Planned (SETJRPLN) now supports generic names
  • Organizations can now decide to share Item Groups and Time Groups between Audit and AP-Journal.
    To define this sharing, use Global Installation Defaults parameter (89, 59):
    Share Item/Time Groups Y     Y=Yes
    (AP-Journal shares Audit)
  • Improvements in AP-Journal scheduler to allow easier use.
  • The text (No Data) appears in email subjects when the data set to be transmitted is empty. This saves the time it would take to open the attachment.
  • Improvement in HTML and PDF.
  • Improved Support of G type fields

In STRJR>11>79Building Journals and Receivers, the following menu items were
added:

  • When adding a journal, the Program Library, and the IP address are added and the user can start a new receiver.
    To add a journal, do the following:
    1. Select 82 – Maintenance Menu from the AP‐Journal Main Menu.
    2. Select 71 – Add Journal from the Maintenance Menu.
  • Users can now define journal output as either an application or a report.
    To define journal output, do the following:
    • Select 11 – Applications, BizAlerts etc. from the AP‐Journal Main Menu.
    • Select 1 – Work with Journal Applications from the Applications, BizAlerts – Definitions Menu.
    •  A new BASE support menu has been added to all products.

Many of the options from the Maintenance Menu were moved to the BASE Support Menu.

The email options from the Configuration Menu have also been moved to the BASE Support Menu.

To make use of this new feature, the BASE product (SMZ4) MUST be installed first.

To access the BASE Support Menu, select 89 – Base Support from the product Main Menu.

  • When adding a journal, the Program Library, and the IP address are added you can start a new receiver.
    To add a journal, do the following:
    • Select 82 – Maintenance Menu from the AP‐Journal Main Menu.
    • Select 71 – Add Journal from the Maintenance Menu.
  • Define journal output as either an application or a report.
    To define journal output, do the following:
    • Select 11 – Applications, BizAlerts etc. from the AP‐Journal Main Menu.
    • Select 1 – Work with Journal Applications from the Applications, BizAlerts – Definitions Menu.

The journal Collect Job Now works under the SECURITY4P user profile.