This release provides enhancements in the following areas:
This release includes an enhanced support for Open PL/I applications that utilize CICS within Enterprise Server. Ability to migrate mainframe CICS PL/I applications to lower cost Windows, UNIX or Linux platforms while keeping PL/I and EXEC CICS code intact to minimize application updates, simplify migration and mitigate risk.
Support for Microsoft SQL Server within Open PL/I included within Micro Focus Studio Enterprise Edition for UNIX and Server Enterprise Edition is available as an early adopter release. This provides the option to select Microsoft SQL Server as the target database when migrating PL/I applications that utilize DB2.
Support for PL/I Dynamic Calls (FETCH/RELEASE) has been added. This provides greater efficiency during migration and less risk as applications using dynamic calls can be rehosted without significant changes to application logic.
The Open PL/I DB2 LUW Preprocessor now supports ROWID, BLOB and CLOB which widens the breadth of applications that can be rehosted. Without this support, applications using such features would not be considered as candidates for migration due to the significant reengineering that would be required.
The language compatibility with IBM's z/OS based PL/I Compiler has been improved. Applications that use these IBM mainframe PL/I language features no longer need code modification to function in the same manner using Open PL/I. This reduces risk while accelerating migration of such programs.
Support for the following new language elements has been added:
Support for the following new BUILTIN functions has been added: