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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


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

Oracle NEXTVAL function to a character column with Optim's propagation function

Recovery of a key by Oracle number distributor to a 'VARCHAR' column. The customer (COVEA, an ISP contract worth 120 million euros) would like to be able to use the NEXTVAL function to apply it directly to a column defined as a VARCHAR in a primar...
9 months ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 4 Needs more information

TDF currently does not support SSL/TLS LDAP

We need TDF to support SSL/TLS LDAP to setup LDAP authentication in Prod TDF envts. Currently according to TS014229415 TDF does not support SSL/TLS LDAP.
3 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Fabrication 0 Submitted

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

Request Optim to support Java 11 as Java 8 is no longer supported.

Currently Optim only allows for Java 8 which is no longer allowed to be used at the client site.
about 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Archive 2 Future consideration

TDF should support SSL/TLS LDAP. (Also known as LDAPS.)

Case: TS014229415 Opened September 2023. Closed as a future requirement (working as designed).
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Fabrication 0 Future consideration

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

TRANS NID for spanish NIF/NIE should accept 9 characters

Spanish NIF/NIE has 9 characters so the TRANS NID function always skip the source row because it detects invalid lenght.
almost 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 7 Not under consideration