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Display Db2 Load Output in Optim

BP is doing a Db2 Load of data within Optim to a Db2 table, but the load results (number of records loaded, etcetera) are not displayed. For other DBMSes that he uses, the actual load output/results are displayed. The BP would like an enhancement ...
about 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Support of Windows Server 2019 for Optim Client

We have Optim Archive working with 2012 but will be upgrading all Windows servers to 2019.
about 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 1 Future consideration

Optim ZO/S Enhancement request

Please see attachment for the 2 enhancement requests for Optim ZO/S.
about 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 3 Functionality already exists

Make Optim Workstation component of TDM work with Windows User Account Control (UAC).

Optim Workstation portion of TDM will not work if Windows "User Account Control" is turned on. UAC was introduced in Windows Vista/XP and Optim still has issues with it. Microsoft has information available on how to work within UAC constraints. Pl...
over 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Optim 11.3 Support for MarkLogic data source for both Data Privacy and Data Archiving

Support for MarkLogic data source within Optim 11.3 for Windows
over 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 1 Future consideration

Db2 LUW 11.5 Support

No description provided
about 3 years ago in Optim 0 Planned for future release

Add retention policies to extract files

In Optim Test Data Management the Optim Extract file is only of use for a limited period and can contain sensitive information if it's the initial extract from a production system. Practically customers do not wish to, nor should they hang on to e...
about 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Run SQL queries having joins on the tables

We use the Relational Archive Facility in IBM's InfoSphere Optim z/OS Solution to archive and then purge the data. We have created Access Definitions (AD) and each AD has a set of tables with SQL WHERE clause for some of them for extracting the da...
about 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 6 Future consideration

Abililty for Optim to archive Oracle 12.1 data types UROWID & SQL_PLAN_TABLE_TYPE

We recently had a database that had these 2 Oracle 12 datatypes. We had to mark these tables out of scope: UROWID & SQL_PLAN_TABLE_TYPE
about 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Archive 0 Future consideration

Optim TDM support for Linux on power

Optim TDM is not supported on Linux on Power (LE). Today when we are positioning power linux, Optim TDM seems to be not supporting and we are forced to bring in Intel for the same. AIX is not considered either due to cost constraints or customer's...
over 3 years ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration