In the past I provided some information about the VSAM Redirector, part of the z/VSE e-business connectors component. More information in my related blog entry is here.
The VSAM Redirector allows you to redirect all accesses to a certain VSAM file into any other file system or database on any other (Java-enabled) platform. It consists of two parts:
- The VSAM Redirector Client is an exit program running on z/VSE. It is called for each VSAM request and forwards it to the VSAM Redirector Server.
- The VSAM Redirector Server is running on a Java enabled platform. If receives the VSAM requests and translates them into SQL queries or requests to flat files.
The VSAM Redirector Server was just updated. You can download it here.
This update is required for APARs:
- VSAM REDIRECTOR DBHANDLER DOES NOT ALLOW TO SPECIFY ADDITIONAL CONNECTION PROPERTIES IN THE JDBC URL FOR MS SQL SERVER DRIVER
z/VSE 6.1: APAR PI64083
z/VSE 5.2: APAR PI64081
Error description: The VSAM Redirector handler "DBHander" does not allow to specify additional connection properties in the JDBC URL for the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver. It only allows to specify one single connection property, which must be the "DatabaseName" property. Any additional properties are incorrectly treated as separate options of the OPTION string.