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QMF for z/OS

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TLS 1.3 Support

Hi QMF Team!TLS 1.3 Support is being a key to increase more and more Security. According to IBM CISO at January of 2024 will be a requirement. Reference:
12 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

A means of checking who are the current active users in qmf_for_websphere

Because otherwise how do you measure how many users in the organization are using this product ? In case they don't , you don't need to maintain it anymore (users might prefer using qmf for tso )
about 2 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0 Submitted

Support macOS and Linux on QMF for Workstation 12

QMF for Workstation v12 and above only runs on Windows OS. Provide support for running QMF for Workstation v12 on macOS and Linux platforms as well. This allows full functionality to be provided to users on these platforms.
almost 4 years ago in QMF for z/OS 12 Not under consideration

Use IDMS available JDBC driver to allow QMF connect and access/update data in IDMS using SQL through SQL server feature of IDMS (v19)

Using IDMS JDBC driver and IDMS SQL server feature (instead of QMF data services) to access IDMS data has the following advantages: 1- Much easier and straight forward setup. 2- No additional components (QMF data services) are required to run on z...
7 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0

Need an APAR to fix the version mismatch in QMF V12.2

Hello Team, After the QMF v12.2 upgrade still the Home screen of the QMF tool shows as V12.1 only. When I checked with GSD team they said that IBM Labs had decided to keep the FMIDs of both the products same. Because of this we are not able to see...
11 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Prevent underscores in column names from causing line breaks in headings

We have column names that consists of underscores as part of the name. After submitting a query using QMF, the reported output generates column headings that treat those underscores as line breaks. Provide an option to preserve the names on one li...
12 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0 Not under consideration


We have many tables that has columns in Hebrew (in addition to the English columns) In order to see them correctly, a BIDI support is required ( bidirectional text layout transformations). This is already implemented in QMF WORKSTATION but not in ...
7 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0 Under review

Deploy of QMF websphere on zCX Openshift

We are installing QMF for Websphere on z/OS but would like to run it under zCX Openshift. When will QMF for Websphere container based support for Red Hat OpenShift be available?
7 months ago in QMF for z/OS 0

Implement an automatic periodic repository sync

Implement an automatic periodic repository sync process that will keep repositories in two different LPARs or DB2 LUWs synchronized with datasource connection strings and Workspace contents.
almost 3 years ago in QMF for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Password encryption on QMF Server and Data Virtualization Manager and the JDBC driver.

Royal Bank of Canada and likely other customers have the following need. With DVM and the QMF Server and the JDBC Gateway the credential management system of Globals and the AVZDRATH job will be a security\auditing issue. 1) If the users are mappe...
almost 3 years ago in QMF for z/OS 1 Not under consideration