Features Added in Enterprise Developer 2.1 Update 1

Note: There are differences between the variants of Enterprise Developer you might have installed. Enterprise Developer Personal Edition provides a development environment that supports analysis, editing and syntax checking of COBOL and mainframe programs outside of the mainframe environment. It does not, however, support off-mainframe debugging, unit testing, or building of projects. To build, debug, and execute the demonstration application, you need Enterprise Developer.

Compiler Directives

You can now set SQL and PL/I-related Compiler directives and their values more easily, using a grid in a project’s Properties dialog box.

Enterprise Server

The following new features and enhancements are available:

Enterprise Server Clustering allows the scaling-out of work units, so that an increased number of operating system images can share the workload, resulting in high-performance, multi-system data sharing across all platforms.
Historical Statistics Facility
The Historical Statistics Facility has been extended to include the generation of JCL file records, increasing the amount of information customers have available to assist them in monitoring and tuning their Enterprise Server installations.
Recovery of in-doubt XA transactions
Some events in XA environments can result in ‘in-doubt’ transactions, where all parts of a composite transaction are not committed through all participating resource managers. The recovery of such in-doubt transactions is now supported.
SSL Support for the CICS Web Interface
Enterprise Server now allows clients and servers to identify themselves through X.509 certificates and participate in SSL-enabled conversations.


  • Support for 64-bit DB2 ECM
  • Support for 64-bit compile and runtime
  • Support for DB2 10.1
  • New DB2 SQL compiler directive option, BGP, to enable background parsing.

HCO for SQL Server

  • Data Transfer tool enables you to:
    • Specify the number of error rows to identify before committing them to the log file.
    • Transfer tables in one SSIS package instead of one package per table (optional).
    • Execute DDL for tables
    • Transfer DDL
  • The Generate DDL tool provides you the option of using SQL Server database collation or preserving mainframe DB2 collation with SQL Server.
  • Migration of DB2 temporary tables has been enhanced.

Mainframe Compatibility

Enterprise Developer for z Systems is compatible with IBM System zEC12 mainframe hardware and later.

OpenESQL Assistant

Support for generation of PL/I SQL queries and copybooks.

Oracle OCI

Support for all PL/I platforms.

PL/I Support

This release of Enterprise Developer includes support for developing, compiling and debugging PL/I applications, including PL/I-specific project types, file categories, and editors.

  • Support for executing PL/I programs using IBM WebSphere MQ software
  • DEFINE ALIAS support for the Open PL/I Compiler for XML
  • Support for TSO/IDCAMS
  • Improved PLISRTD performance on UNIX/Linux
  • Improved file I/O speed when using the PL/I language to read or write sequential, indexed and relative record files
  • To enable PL/I for CICS, JCL, IMS you only need to set ES_PLI_SUPPORT=Y. You no longer need to set ES_PL1_MFFH_JCL=Y.
  • Support for character picture data types A,X
  • Support for %XINCLUDE (macro preprocessor and compiler)
  • Support for %OPTION (macro preprocessor)
  • Tolerance for source code containing INLINE and ABNORMAL attributes.
  • Support for the TINY and HUGE built-in functions
  • New PLICTF and PLICTFHX built-in functions
  • Support for the PARAMETER attribute
  • Support for the NONINIT attribute

SQL Option for DB2

  • Background parsing support
  • Enhanced XDB engine LOB support
  • UTF-8 support for client-side expressions
  • Support for indices on expressions


You can create a breakpoint for any program in the workspace that your application uses by clicking Run > Add Program Breakpoint, or clicking the icon in the Breakpoints view, and entering the name of the file.