It's been five months since the last release of OAT, but hopefully it's been worth the wait. OpenAdmin Tool version 2.24 is now here to make IDS administration even easier!
What's new in OAT 2.24?
- SQL Trace for Historical Data
- Query By Example
- Import/Export Connections
- Enterprise Replication Plug-in version 2.1
- Define ER servers
- Define replicates and replicate sets
- Define and realize templates
- Start, stop, suspend, and resume replicates and replicate sets
- Check replicates and replicate sets for data inconsistencies
- Repair data inconsistencies in replicates and replicate sets
- Synchronize data to repair inconsistencies in replicates and replicate sets
- Repair failed transactions by using Aborted Transaction Spooling (ATS) and Row Information Spooling (RIS) files
The Storage Optimization feature is new to IDS in 11.50.xC4. And OAT 2.24 provides the graphical interface that makes saving disk space easy.
Compress, uncompress, repack, and shrink operations are all available through OAT. Save disk space by compressing tables and table fragments, consolidate free space in tables and fragments through a repack operation, and return free space to the dbspace through the shrink operation. OAT also helps you to decide which tables or fragments to compress by graphically showing you the estimated the amount of space that compression will save.
The popular SQL Explorer feature just keeps getting better. In OAT 2.24, the SQL Explorer now allows you to permanently store SQL Trace data in the sysadmin database. Then you can use the SQL Explorer to perform a query drill-down to gather statistical information not only on live SQL statements, but historical SQL as well!
Also new to the SQL Explorer, a Query Optimization Workbench which allows you to create and save external directives to modify a query's behavior.
Query By Example is a new addition to OAT's SQL Toolbox. Query by Example is a easy-to-use CRUD interface that can be used to perform these standard SQL operations on a table: query, insert, update, and delete.
OAT now supports importing and exporting IDS connection information using XML. This feature, available on the OAT administration page, will save you time in setting up OAT as it allows for the ability to export OpenAdmin Tool connection information to an XML file and import it into another instance of OAT.
The Enterprise Replication plug-in has been building with each release. Version 2.1 of the ER plugin marks a major stride forward - with its support for ER administration and setup. The ER plugin can now be used to do remote graphical setup, administration, and monitoring of Enterprise Replication - on the domain level, on the node level, and on the replication level.
The new ER setup and administration support in OAT includes the ability to:
Download OAT Version 2.24 now at https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?lang=en_US&source=swg-informixfpd
Erika Von Bargen