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Optim Test Data Management

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Send Test Email Issue

When trying to test the email functionality in TDM by clicking on the "Send Test Email" button, We don't get an error and it says that the test email was sent but we don't get any emails. According to IBM support there is no way to trace the "Send...
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Submitted

No need to restart the OPTIM service for the server settings changes to take effect

Currently and according to IBM documentation " Note: If you make changes to the configuration of a Server while it is running, click Apply , then stop and start the Server to effect the changes." As we're having more customers using TDM we are try...
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Submitted

Automation of Optim LOAD generator

Currently, we are using the Optim LOAD panel to generate load based on Optim extract files, to create samples of the database. Each time, we have to browse a sequence of panels to generate the different load jobs . The final output is a JCL that p...
5 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Database connection drops during the OPTIM load process

The Optim load request process has 2 steps. 1) Convert the Optim extract file to native loader ready files 2) Trigger the native DB load process Optim initially makes a DB connection at the start of the load process. When the file convert process ...
5 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Postgres TEXT data type to VARCHAR at Optim level

Optim version = V11.7.0.1 DB alias = PostgreSQL 11.8 Optim is extracting TEXT data type from postgres database as a LOB data, so unable to proceed with the masking on LOB columns. But even if we defined as TEXT data type at database level, the dat...
8 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 4 Planned for future release

Please test with and validate Windows 2022 for Optim TDM V11.7

We currently have Optim TDM V11.3 running on Windows 2016. I am working to plan a new server build where we would install Optim V11.7 on a NEW Windows server. I see from documentation that I can find that ONLY Windows 2019 is listed (unless I am l...
11 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

rowchangetimestampoverride as a load parameter

Our customer needs TIMESTAMP GENERATED ALWAYS FOR EACH ROW ON UPDATE AS ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP NOT NULL columns to be copied to the test environment. Actually these columns and values disappear during convert for load.
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 3 Not under consideration

OPTIM/HPU INTERFACE CHANGE TO ALLOW USE OF MULTIPLE IMAGE-COPY DATASETS

This is an enhancement request for OPTIM TDM for z/OS (FMID HAEYB70). OPTIM TDM/DP currently allows users to inform only one image-copy dataset (taken in another DB2 subsystem) in the process of extracting and converting data. In our environment w...
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Optim zOS: Support for IMS DB (Insert) where segments have exit routines with DB2 statements

Opitm zOS - We have IMS DBs of which some segments have exit routines that have DB2 statements - Purpose of these exit routines is to keep IMS segment data in sync with DB2 tables (when a Insert / Update / Delete happens on a record in the IMS seg...
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 2 Future consideration

Add support for native Aziure Databases - Cosmos

Many companies have slowly implemented a hybrid cloud architecture. I am the lead TDM engineer at GM and we have no solution for native azure db's - Cosmo
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration