These Release Notes document the evolution of the product Predict Application Control (PAC) and its semi-autonomous part Predict Application Audit (PAA) from release 2.5.1 into release 2.6.1.
The main objective of this release is to introduce the ability to use external version control.software together with PAC as well as to consolidate all Predict Application Control 2.5.1 released fixes.
Predict Application Control always has priority over Predict when using a shared coordinator FDIC file. If a Predict load / import operation can run parallel to Predict Application Control Load Predict Objects operations at your site, you are strongly recommended to use different coordinator FDIC files for Predict and Predict Application Control. You must configure your Predict Application Control coordinator FDIC file manually (no SMA support).
This document is organized in the following topics:
With Predict Application Control 2.6.1 the following features have been enhanced.
See the section Using External Version Control with PAC in the PAC/PAA Concepts and Facilities documentation for a summary and details concerning the handling of applications maintained with PAC and versioned with external version control software.
For details on the implementation of this feature in PAC, refer to the following sections:
The link of a PAC application to an External status defines a foreign source from where Natural sources can be transferred into a PAC controlled environment and holds the information about the path into the external version control software.
When adding or modifying an application status link of type External, you can enter the URL that is used to connect to the external version control software with a given user ID and password. Refer to Test Connection to External Version Control Software in the User´s Guide for details.
The commands ADD EVENT and GENLIST EVENT allow to import lists of URLs (denoting the objects to be transferred into PAC) either instream (option I of GENTYPE) or by means of a workfile (option R of GENTYPE) in batch. The local GENLIST command accepts a base URL or the input from an Entire Connection workfile.
Refer to Validating a Migration List in the User´s Guide for details.
When using the Compare Utility in Natural Mode, it is now possible to enter a password and cipher for more flexible FUSER access. Refer to Natural Mode in the section Compare Utility of the PAC Reference documentation for details.
PACEX008 has been enhanced with two optional parameters (EXTERNAL-USER and EXTERNAL-CODEPAGE). Refer to PACEX008 in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
PACEX010 has been enhanced with one optional parameter (DYN-CODE-OPTION). Refer to PACEX010 in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
PACEX032 has been enhanced with two optional parameters (#URL and #NODE). Refer to PACEX032 in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
The following APIs have been enhanced:
APINLNK has been enhanced with three additional parameters (LNK-USER, LNK-PASSWORD and LNK-CODEPAGE). Refer to APINLNK in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
APINMGEV has been enhanced with three additional parameters (GENLIST-U-URL, GENLIST-U-FILE-PATTERN and GENLIST-U-EXT-PATTERN). Refer to APINMGEV in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
APINOBJV has been enhanced with one additional parameter (API-OBJV-URL). Refer to APINOBJV in the PAC Reference documentation for further details.
With this version of Predict Application Control the Concepts and Facilities documentation, Reference documentation, User's Guide and Installation documentation have been updated.
When fixes were distributed in the form of INPL updates, the SYSPAC command FIXES was a method to list the fixes that had been applied to PAC. Since version 2.5, Predict Application Control delivers all of its fixes using the Service Pack method and therefore the SYSPAC command FIXES has been removed. All applied fixes are registered in library SYSUPD and can be displayed there.
Software AG’s maintenance of Predict Application Control 2.5.1 or below will end on 31st December 2009. Software AG strongly recommends that you migrate to Predict Application Control 2.6.1 as soon as possible.