Features Added in Enterprise Server 2.2 Update 1

This release provides enhancements in the following areas:

Micro Focus Heartbleed Update

This product includes OpenSSL version 1.1.1c.

Compare and Synchronization Monitor

With the release of Enterprise Developer 2.2 Update 1, the Compare and Synchronization Monitor has been updated to version 2.

Version 2 is greatly improved in terms of performance, especially during initial checkout of partitioned data sets or when synchronizing a large number of members. Also, the user interface has been improved, and some of the functions available in the old version have now changed or become obsolete.

Compiler Directives

The following Compiler directives have been added in this release:
Determines the way in which you call a method that contains an array as its last receiving parameter.
Initializes Working-Storage Section data items to a default value, according to their type.
  • Alphabetic, alphanumeric, alphanumeric edited, and numeric edited items are initialized to spaces.
    Note: For an OSVS dialect, numeric edited items are initialized to zeroes.
  • Numeric items are initialized to zero.
  • Pointer items are initialized to null.
  • Index items are initialized to the value 1.

Enterprise Server Integration in the IDE

You can now use the context menu for the servers in Server Explorer to enable the display of the Enterprise Server log information in .

Enterprise Server MQ-IMS Bridge

Attention: This feature is in Early Adopter Program (EAP) release status. We intend to provide the finalized feature in a future release. Please contact Micro Focus Customer Care if you require further clarification.

This release provides support that enables WebSphere MQ applications to communicate with IMS applications in an Enterprise Server region.

Environment Variables

The following environment variable has been added in this release:
strictvsam enables strict mainframe emulation when processing VSAM files.
When set to ON and running under mainframe emulation, file status 37 is returned for an existing VSAM file when opened for OUTPUT if the file has data or previously had data written to it, or if the file is of a different format to the file on disk. When set to OFF, file status 0 is returned and a new file is created when an existing VSAM file is opened for OUTPUT. This variable is set to OFF by default.

Fileshare Recovery

Recovery of Fileshare data files has been enhanced.

Rollback recovery is a faster process that aims to fix the files from their failed state.

This process cannot be used in all scenarios, but a new user exit has also been introduced that allows you to programmatically control which files you wish to recover with this process.

Hot backups are also a new introduction, which allow you to perform a backup without having to shut down Fileshare.


  • Support added for DB2 LUW version 10.5
  • Enhanced RETURN-CODE processing
  • The HCO DDL processor now accepts column names with a length greater than 18 characters.
  • The HCO Import Data tool now processes CLOB data less than 32K in size.
  • The HCO Import Data tool can now convert DSNTIAUL import files to delimited format, enabling the actual import to be done by DB2 LUW IMPORT and LOAD utilities. This is done using the new SAVEDEL and CHARDEL parameters.

Mainframe Emulation

Previously, MGMTCLAS was supported by simply saving it on the catalog record when a dataset was allocated in JCL using the MGMTCLAS parameter on the DD statement. Starting with this release, you can use batch jobs to define MGMT classes and to specify the EXPIRE AFTER time (in days).

Managed COBOL Syntax

This release includes the following enhancements to the managed COBOL syntax:

Specifying parameters in the method signature
You can now specify passing parameters and returning items in the method signature, instead of using a Procedure Division header. This applies to methods, indexers, iterators, constructors and delegates.
CONSTANT keyword
Use the CONSTANT keyword on a field to protect it from being altered.
Operations on string fields
You can now use the STRING, UNSTRING and INSPECT statements on fields of type string.


PL/I support within the IDE now includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for new built-in functions

    The PL/I Compiler and Runtime now support the following new built-in functions:

    • DAYS
    • SECS
    • IAND
    • IOR
    • INOT

    This provides an improved functionality and a greater language compatibility when you migrate applications from a z/OS environment.

  • Support for %OPTION in the PL/I macro preprocessor

    You no longer need to modify application code that uses %OPTION in order for it to compile successfully.

  • Support for QUOTE() and COMMENT() built in functions.

    This enables the use of PL/I macros that generate code using these built-in functions.

  • Support for IBM Style %INCLUDE(s) that utilize PDS name as part of include file names.
    The PL/I macro preprocessor now parses the %INCLUDE syntax of the form shown below and utilizes the –isuffix and –ipath Compiler directives to locate the “member”.
    This provides an improved language compatibility with the application code without the need to modify the original underlying source code.
  • Support for PL/I AREA data items up to 2Gb.

    Open PL/I now supports the declaration and usage of variables of type AREA up to 2Gb in size. This provides you with improved functionality and greater language compatibility when migrating applications from a z/OS environment as there is no need to modify the code in order to deal with a maximum area size of 32Kb.

  • Enhanced compatibility with the DISPLAY() REPLY() syntax.

    The PL/I Compiler and runtime now provide a DISPLAY() REPLY() syntax that is no longer dependent upon the use of the SYSIN and SYSOUT DD’s and that no longer causes behavioral differences if stream IO to SYSIN/SYSOUT is intermingled with programs using DISPLAY() REPLY().

  • Support for big-endian style bit strings on little-endian platforms.

    Using a new Compiler directive –bitsltr to compile programs that have logic that is dependent on big-endian bitstring ordering enables you to utilize the code unchanged on Open PL/I little-endian platforms (such as Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux). This enables you to migrate applications that make an assumption about bit ordering on the underlying operating system or hardware and to run them unchanged.

  • Support for the –initcall Compiler directive.

    Compiling a PL/I program with the –initcall directive causes the specified program to be invoked prior to any user logic. This enables you to customize your environments and do things such as tracking which routines have been invoked, detect memory corruption prior to routine startup, establish database connectivity.

  • Support for the “F” option in PLIDUMP.

    A PLIDUMP which was generated using the “F” option will now attempt to list all known information about files which have been accessed during the execution of the program and includes information about the last IO operation, key values, and a dump of buffers, if available. This enables you to identify more easily the cause of file-related failures and what file operations were in progress at the time of failure.

  • Alternative Index Performance Improvements for the CASSPOOL command.
  • Support of the SHAREOPTIONS property in a VSAM cluster.

Terminfo Files

The following terminfo files have been added:

  • ansi80x25 - this is based on the old ansi file. A newer version of ansi exists in this release that has no function key support, which is consistent with ansi terminfo files on various other UNIX platforms. If you currently use ansi and require function key support, you should instead set the TERM environment variable to ansi80x25 to continue previous behavior.
  • xterm-color and kterm-color - these are now available on all UNIX platforms - previously, they were only available on Linux.
  • aixterm-old (AIX systems only) - this has similar capabilities to the AIX OS terminfo file of the same name. It differs from the existing aixterm file, because it has no line drawing capability. Line drawing is only possible with aixterm if it is displayed on an appropriate display (X server).
  • vt220-w - this is the wide (132-column) version of the vt220 file, and is based on the vt100-w file. For more information, see Wide Terminal Mode in the documentation referenced at the bottom of this section.

There have been a number of additions and fixes to existing terminfo files; refer to the Terminfo Database and Terminal Devices section of the documentation for full details.

There have also been a number of terminfo files that have been removed; refer to the Backward Compatibility section for a complete list.

XA Switch Modules

This release provides the following new functionality:

  • New two-phase commit module for SQL Server based on Microsoft's XA switch. This provides support for xa_recover.
  • Support for DB2 LUW version 10.5.
  • Support for Oracle version 12.1.