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PINNED Enable DVM Studio to be able to quickly capture environment data needed for problem resolution
We are sometimes asked to provide detailed information for a Case we have opened on DVM. Information includes the current build, IN00, trace browse, map definitions and sometimes the underlying data that is causing the issue. If functionality wa...

Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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Return sql warning when zero/spaces are returned for invalid values in host files.

DVM allows us to turn on parameters like SQLENGIVZERO and SQLENGDFSHRC to handle situations where the underlying record contains invalid values or is shorter than the table structure. In cases where DVM converts values under the covers, a warning...

Ability to refresh a single Map and not the entire Maplib in batch

Modify the AVZMREFB REXX to allow for the refresh of a single VSAM MAP and not the entire Maplib. When controlling the refresh of VSAM maps in a batch environment where the VSAM files are reloaded frequently there is the need to control the refre...
9 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Provide CDC integration with DVM

Provide the ability for DVM to interface with CDC for both VSAM and IMS data sources. Support a mechanism to keep DVM extracted data up to date to meet SLAs related to data currency.
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

NEVER fall back to IMS DBCTL when SQL is not eligible for IMS Direct

We have a requirement to restrict access to IMS Direct only. Users should not have access to IMS Online.In DVM when an SQL is not eligible for IMS Direct DVM directs the SQL to IMS Online despite IMS Online not being enabled in DVM. There is no ...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

Only allow the creator of a given map to delete it

Currently any user that has the ability to create maps also has the ability to delete them regardless of who the original creator was. This coupled with the current view in DVM Studio that displays the entire subsystem instead of just a subset ...

Add support for a procedural language within DVM

Currently all logic within DVM is encapsulated with the SQL statements. This limits the amount of logic that can be handled within DVM and forces us to potentially make multiple distributed calls to DVM to complete one unit of work. By adding (o...
7 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Add latest version of the log4j API to the DVM distribution

The log4j that ships with DVM is not the latest version available online (at We need the flexibility of using any log4j jar.
about 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Support for Greenplum

Currently we access Greenplum using the JDBCGateway. WE have seen numerous abends using this method. Also a bug has been identified using the UNION ALL in JDBCGateway. Please build in Greenplum support

Utilize IMS Catalog when creating virtual tables

Per IBM direction, we are currently working towards fully populating the IMS catalog. This catalog could be used in a similar manner to the Db2 catalog when creating DVM virtual tables. Instead of providing the DBD, PSB and copybooks when creati...
almost 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Support for AES_256 ciphers in DVM Studio secure connections

Currently with DVM Studio v1.1.53 it is not possible to establish a secure TLSv1.2 connection to the z/OS DVM server using AES_256 ciphers. Attempts to connect securely using an AES_256 cipher result in the following error:An error occurred while...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release