Adabas Review 4.8 Release Notes

Adabas Review version 4.8, which is used with Adabas version 8.3 SP3 and later releases, adds a number of new features to enhance the product's usability.

Adabas Review monitors the performance of Adabas environments and the applications executing within them. You can use information retrieved about Adabas usage when tuning application programs to achieve maximum performance with minimal resources.

This document covers the following topics:

Supported Operating System Platforms Lists the currently supported operating environments for Adabas Review.
Enhancements Describes the new and changed features in this version of Adabas Review.
Migration from Previous Versions Describes the steps you must perform to migrate from prior Adabas Review releases to this one.
Plans for Future Versions Describes plans for future versions of Adabas Review.
Software AG Product Support and Requirements Describes the compatibility of Adabas Review with other Adabas products, including requirements (such as zaps) for the other Adabas products that are necessary for some Adabas Review functionality.
Applying Maintenance Describes information you need to apply maintenance to Adabas Review in VSE and z/OS environments.
End of Maintenance Describes how you can determine the end-of-support dates for your Software AG products.
Documentation and Other Online Information Describes the documentation and other online information you can obtain about this release of Adabas Review.

For information regarding Software AG product compatibility with IBM platforms and any IBM requirements for Software AG products, please review the Product Compatibility for IBM Platforms web page.

Version Notation Convention

A product version is identified by the first two digits of the version number. Software AG distinguishes between major and minor versions according to the amount of functionality or technology added to the product. All other digits indicate correction levels.

In the product documentation, the notation vrs, vr, or simply v is often used as a placeholder for the current product version, for example, in data set or module names.

Placeholder Meaning Definition
v version Major Version

The first digit of the product version number indicates major architecture and functionality implementation or enhancement that adds value to the product.

r release Minor Version

The second digit of the version number indicates functionality addition or enhancement that adds value to the product.

s system maintenance level Correction Level

Correction levels contain error corrections only, without new functionality, including documentation of all modifications and repairs.

In case it is necessary to include functional changes into a correction level, an exception handling process ensures that corresponding quality assurance activities are triggered. These functional changes are documented. The main target is to avoid impacts when you install such a correction level.

The third number of an Adabas version denotes the system maintenance level.

On certain platforms supported by Adabas, additional levels may exist, such as update package, patch level, service pack and hot fix.