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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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Converting ZCEE WOLA to ZCEE JVM

Currently the connection between zCEE and DVM is over WOLA. This setup requires a 1:1 zCEE server for each DVM subsystem that needs to expose web services. We would like to see an alternative interface added that would allow multiple DVMs to be ...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Add schema support to DVS

In our test environments we have the same Db2 tables on the same Db2 subsystem under different schemas. This allows for multiple teams to be testing against different sets of data, and potentially different version of table DDL at the same time. ...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0

Allow users to navigate to next zoom trace via a PF key

Currently, when looking at zoom information in multiple sequential trace entries, the user has to PF3 to back out of the current zoom, re-position the cursor on the next line and then press enter. After every PF3, the cursor returns to the top o...
almost 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

ANSI SQL-99 Support in DVM

A customer recently conducted a PoC using DVM and z/OS Connect as an alternative to an existing ETL based system which does nightly offloads of IMS data from the mainframe into a SQL Server database which is accessed by client applications. The e...
about 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Allow Logon to JDBC Gateway Console via RACF group instead of shared credentials

Currently the logon to each JGate console is via a single id/pw. These credentials must be shared by the support team which is not a best practice. When team members leave, all passwords must be changed (if that's even possible). If changing t...
about 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

Software configuration management capabilities

We need the ability to manage the components (virtual tables, virtual views, etc.) generated by DVM in our software configuration management (SCM) system in order for them to be part of our DevOpts pipeline. Using the current batch utility (AVZGN...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Delivered

Specify User Exit routine name when defining IMS-DB virtual table

In Japan, most IMS user customers, especially in financial sector, have their roll-your-own program modules called "DBI" (database interface), and database access must be made through DBI always. DBI provides, for example, data compression/de-comp...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Apply Copybook when defining Db2 for z/OS virtual table

(This IDEA item was written based on a customer requirement revealed in DVM POC test at customer site.) So far, customer cannot apply COBOL copybook (assembler DSECT, PL/I DCL statements, etc. also) when defining DBMS (RDBMS) virtual table includi...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Delivered

Allow columns to be deleted when creating Virtual Tables

During the creation of Virtual Tables, there will be scenarios where some columns should be excluded. Allowing this choice during creation would be much better than editing the VT afterwords. This is especially important when certain columns are...
almost 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release


Our execution environment is Natural/Adabas. To get information about Adabas behaviour is very important to mantain and improve our system and application.
12 days ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Under review