IMS Tools continuous delivery and new functions

Many of the IBM® IMS Tools are using the Continuous Delivery model for providing customers with new function. This topic is used to communicate details about new functions as they become available.

The following table lists new functions available via the Continuous Delivery process for the IMS Tools family of products. This table contains functions in the order of their release dates.

For a complete list of new function APARs shipped since 2016, refer to IMS Tools: New Functions Available via Continuous Delivery.

A list of required PTF numbers for IMS-managed ACBs and data set encryption can be found at:

Table 1. IMS Tools: New function APARs (last updated: 29 July 2021)
IMS Tools product New function APAR number PTF number Date released Details
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services IMS Tools Online Systems Interface BMPLIST action command enhancement PH17326 UI76206 8 July 2021 Common Services (APAR PH17326/PTF UI76206)
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 A new parameter, FORCE, for the STARTDB control statement PH36650 UI76204 8 July 2021
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Distributed Access Infrastructure, Autonomics Director Simultaneous connections to the Distributed Access Infrastructure TCP server with the same user ID PH38116 UI76195 7 July 2021 Distributed Access Infrastructure, Autonomics Director (APAR PH38116/PTF UI76195)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility External logical relationship support PH33045 UI76100 30 June 2021 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH33045/PTF UI76100)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements for IMS directory support PH36741 UI76015 25 June 2021
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services IMS Tools Online Systems Interface internal jobs enhancement PH36800 UI75486 22 May 2021 Common Services (APAR PH36800/PTF UI75486)
IMS Extended Terminal Option Support 3.2 A new option to remap the destination LTERM names of IMS messages to different names PH22311 UI74691 27 April 2021
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support for conditional reorganization PH35209 UI75062 24 April 2021
IMS High Performance System Generation Tools 2.4 Enhancements on issuing IMS commands through the ISPF Option C interface PH33096 UI74448 19 March 2021
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Performance improvement for displaying DBD/PSB member list PH32920 UI74231 5 March 2021
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH29916 UI73818 9 February 2021
IMS High Performance Load 2.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support for IMS Database Reorganization Expert conditional reorganization jobs PH32332 UI73742 4 February 2021
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Distributed Access Infrastructure Distributed Access Infrastructure ITKB interface utility enhancement PH33089 UI73561 22 January 2021 Distributed Access Infrastructure (APAR PH33089/PTF UI73561)
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 RENAME command enhancement: Support IAMPRINT report of IAM version 9.4 PH32473 UI73517 22 January 2021 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH32473/PTF UI73517)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services IMS-managed ACBs support for the Statistics Data Import Utility PH31559 UI73424 14 January 2021 Policy Services (APAR PH31559/PTF UI73424)
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Recovery Expert IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH31570 UI73258 24 December 2020 IMS Recovery Expert (APAR PH31570/PTF UI73258)
IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution 3.1 IMS-managed ACBs support PH30628 UI73169 17 December 2020
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Ability to decode DBD and PSB instances stored in the IMS catalog database PH31048 UI73097 15 December 2020
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH30210 UI73053 12 December 2020
IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 IMS-managed ACBs support PH29309 UI72873 7 December 2020 IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 (APAR PH29309/PTF UI72873)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Autonomics Director, Knowledge Base IMS-managed ACBs support PH29101 UI72853 2 December 2020 Autonomics Director, Knowledge Base (APAR PH29101/PTF UI72853)
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Database Recovery Facility: Extended Functions Performance improvement of health checker PH30310 UI72805 2 December 2020 IMS Database Recovery Facility: Extended Functions (APAR PH30310/PTF UI72805)
IMS Library Integrity Utilities 2.2 Enhancement to IMS catalog space analysis function PH30836 UI72769 26 November 2020
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Database Recovery Facility IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH31569 UI72743 26 November 2020 IMS Database Recovery Facility (APAR PH31569/PTF UI72743)
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities Online Area Extender enhancement to support VOLUME_EXT in SMS environment PH28588 UI72666 20 November 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH28588/PTF UI72666)
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities HPFPU Hash Check enhancement to generate history data PH28270 UI72618 19 November 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH28270/PTF UI72618)
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 Optional operands for COPY-IF-DIFFERENT-HALDB keyword PH30559 UI72584 18 November 2020 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH30559/PTF UI72584)
IMS High Performance System Generation Tools 2.4 Enhancements to improve usability of authorization profile and security of the ISPF interface PH29654 UI72530 13 November 2020
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services A new option to suppress repeated notifications PH28437 UI72440 10 November 2020 Policy Services (APAR PH28437/PTF UI72440)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Autonomics Director Batch utility to register IMS databases to the monitor list PH25441 UI72256 29 October 2020 Autonomics Director (APAR PH25441/PTF UI72256)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Run IMS utilities (JCL generation) enhancement PH29930 UI72253 20 October 2020
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH28646 UI71990 10 October 2020 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH28646/PTF UI71990)
IMS Queue Control Facility 3.2 Enhancement to Queue Control Facility to delete CM0 TPIPEs PH27022 UI71768 1 October 2020
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 IMS resource change enhancements (data set group support and ability to select tasks) PH28185 UI71806 30 September 2020
IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution 3.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH26983 UI71805 30 September 2020
IMS High Performance Pointer Checker 3.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH24727 UI71634 24 September 2020
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH26055 UI71632 19 September 2020
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities Enhancement for the Online Structure Change utility PH27204 UI71514 15 September 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH27204/PTF UI71514)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH25583 UI71299 1 September 2020 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH25583/PTF UI71299)
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities Enhancement for the Online Structure Change utility to issue the CHKCOMP command PH26632 UI71223 27 August 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH26632/PTF UI71223)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services IMS Tools Online System Interface CHKCOMP action command PH28397 UI71224 20 August 2020 Common Services (APAR PH28397/PTF UI71224)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH23664 UI70903 7 August 2020 Common Services (APAR PH23664/PTF UI70903)
IMS High Performance System Generation Tools 2.4 Enhancements to edit entries in the resource update list PH26682 UI70869 5 August 2020
IMS DEDB Fast Recovery 2.2 New DD statement for IMS management of ACBs PH25590 UI70675 22 July 2020 IMS DEDB Fast Recovery 2.2 (APAR PH25590/PTF UI70675)
IMS Library Integrity Utilities 2.2 Enhancement to the LICON utility of Integrity Checker to support IMS directory PH24779 UI70303 1 July 2020
IMS High Performance Load 2.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH22458 UI70304 30 June 2020
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 Provide IIUIN control statements for non-recoverable indexes PH25830 UI70179 25 June 2020 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH25830/PTF UI70179)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit IMS-managed ACBs support: Phase 2 PH22310 UI70153 24 June 2020
IMS High Performance System Generation Tools 2.4 Enhancement to support startup parameters for the ISPF interface PH25710 UI69848 5 June 2020
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Provide additional information in the audit log PH25490 UI69782 2 June 2020
IMS Index Builder 3.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH21514 UI69736 29 May 2020
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Recovery Expert Enhancement to Disaster Recovery (DR) function PH25092 UI69527 21 May 2020 IMS Recovery Expert (APAR PH25092/PTF UI69527)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Distributed Access Infrastructure Distributed Access Infrastructure TCP enhancements for an invalid connection request PH24174 UI69282 21 May 2020 Distributed Access Infrastructure (APAR PH24174/PTF UI69282)
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities Enhancements for the Online Structure Change utility PH23292 UI69212 29 April 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH23292/PTF UI69212)
IMS High Performance Image Copy 4.2 A new optional keyword, GROUPDIGITS, to enable digit grouping of the numeric values in the HD Pointer Checker reports PH10418 UI69042 21 April 2020
IMS Program Restart Facility 2.2 Automatic insertion of checkpoints into IMS programs PH14290 UI69021 21 April 2020 IMS Program Restart Facility 2.2 (APAR PH14290/PTF UI69021)
IMS High Performance Unload 1.2 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH22529 UI69016 18 April 2020
IMS High Performance Pointer Checker 3.1 Enhancement to print the total number of segment occurrences beyond 999,999,999 PH23865 UI69034 17 April 2020
IMS High Performance System Generation Tools 2.4 Support for creating and deleting resource update lists by new batch utility PH23753 UI68818 8 April 2020
IMS High Performance Image Copy 4.2 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH21572 UI68712 1 April 2020
IMS High Performance Pointer Checker 3.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH17855 UI68663 31 March 2020
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities Enhancements for IMS Fast Path Advanced Tool and Online Structure Change utility PH22928 UI68672 31 March 2020 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PH22928/PTF UI68672)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - IMS Tools Setup Support customization process for the Online Structure Change utility PH22524 UI68667 28 March 2020 IMS Tools Setup (APAR PH22524/PTF UI68667)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services Enhancements to view a list of imported historical data PH20916 UI68639 28 March 2020 Policy Services (APAR PH20916/PTF UI68639)
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Database Recovery Facility New parameters for environmental control statement PI96280 UI68227 10 March 2020 IMS Database Recovery Facility (APAR PI96280/PTF UI68227)
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 Support redefinition of the target HALDB to match the source PH21973 UI68201 7 March 2020 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH21973/PTF UI68201)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services Enhancement of IMS Tools Online System Interface PH21599 UI68057 26 February 2020 Common Services (APAR PH21599/PTF UI68057)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 IMS OSAM data set encryption support PH20732 UI67469 23 January 2020
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements to the IMS SPUFI function (APAR PH19835 for ISPF interface and APAR PH19836 for web interface) PH19835 UI67194 31 December 2019
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services New tool "Tools Base Diagnostics Aid" PH19477 UI67087 20 December 2019 Common Services (APAR PH19477/PTF UI67087)
IMS Program Restart Facility 2.2 New option to select whether to log the user ID information in the PRF option modules PH18911 UI66962 13 December 2019 IMS Program Restart Facility 2.2 (APAR PH18911/PTF UI66962)
IMS Extended Terminal Option Support 3.2 New MFS panel and new DFS3649 option to use /SIGN PASSPHRASE command PH11903 UI66584 6 December 2019
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements for CCF compatibility and command job options PH15400 UI66679 30 November 2019
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility IMS-managed ACBs support for IMS Online Reorganization Facility PH11847 UI66197 4 November 2019 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH11847/PTF UI66197)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services Enhancement of the Statistics Data Import Utility PH16187 UI66142 1 November 2019 Policy Services (APAR PH16187/PTF UI66142)
IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 Support for enhanced IMS Tools Knowledge Base (ITKB) product registration capability PH18012 UI66116 31 October 2019 IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 (APAR PH18012/PTF UI66116)
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 New status report for IMSDBREFRESH command PH17323 UI65925 21 October 2019 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PH17323/PTF UI65925)
IMS High Performance Pointer Checker 3.1 IMS-managed ACBs support for stand alone HD Pointer Checker in ULU region PH13966 UI65776 11 October 2019
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements to the IMS resource change function and the import objects function PH15100 UI65519 28 September 2019
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit IMS-managed ACBs support: Phase 1 PH10937 UI65518 27 September 2019
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 Smart Reorg utility: DDEFPDS2 DD statement support to delete (DEL) and define (DEF) shadow data sets PH15942 UI65256 12 September 2019
IMS Extended Terminal Option Support 3.2 Support new IMS default passphrase signon panels PH14600 UI64580 9 August 2019
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Support concatenating multiple IMS Administration Tool load libraries PH11257 UI63964 29 June 2019
IMS Library Integrity Utilities 2.2 Catalog Manager utility enhancement: Support IMS directory staging data set for the validate function PH09134 UI63866 29 June 2019
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 Smart Reorg utility enhancement: Support conditional unload PH12332 UI63925 28 June 2019
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility IMS VSAM ESDS data set encryption support PH11473 UI63867 27 June 2019 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH11473/PTF UI63867)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancement for the archive log utility (ATYARCH0) to support audit log records PH12977 UI63814 26 June 2019
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services New utility to import historical sensor data in CSV-formatted files PH11800 UI63815 25 June 2019 Policy Services (APAR PH11800/PTF UI63815)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit IMS VSAM ESDS data set encryption support PH11848 UI63696 19 June 2019
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 IMS VSAM ESDS data set encryption support PH11511 UI63552 12 June 2019
IMS Index Builder 3.1 IMS VSAM ESDS data set encryption support PH10675 UI63397 6 June 2019
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 New option to specify the database access intent for the /START DB command PH09434 UI63204 25 May 2019
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility UNLOAD command: Support databases with external logical relationships PH10454 UI62587 23 April 2019 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH10454/PTF UI62587)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements to the IMS Administration Tool web interface PH06808 UI62519 17 April 2019
IMS High Performance Image Copy 4.2 A new optional keyword IC_ERROR to stop all image copy processes PH09623 UI62213 30 March 2019
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Administration Tool import copybook and compare enhancements PI99608 UI62140 29 March 2019
IMS DEDB Fast Recovery 2.2 IMS-managed ACBs support PH08688 UI61844 16 March 2019 IMS DEDB Fast Recovery 2.2 (APAR PH08688/PTF UI61844)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit Print DBD source without converting to a HALDB PH04245 UI61410 22 February 2019
IMS High Performance Unload 1.2 New "Twin Segment Statistics" report PH07025 UI61004 31 January 2019
IMS High Performance Image Copy 4.2 Support wildcard characters for DBD and PART keywords of the Image Copy function PH06305 UI60448 29 December 2018
IMS Database Reorganization Expert 4.1 IMS-managed ACBs support PH04969 UI60438 27 December 2018
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Common Services Provides a new batch utility to report and delete RM resource structures PH03561 UI60272 15 December 2018 Common Services (APAR PH03561/PTF UI60272)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services A new batch utility to extract and report sensor data from ITKB repository PH03269 UI59831 26 November 2018 Policy Services (APAR PH03269/PTF UI59831)
IMS Extended Terminal Option Support 3.2 New function to restrict the LU 6.1 sessions to be connected by specifying a list of allowed LU names PI94090 UI55384 23 October 2018
IMS Library Integrity Utilities 2.2 A new component: MDA Reversal utility PI98748 UI59250 23 October 2018
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 Dynamically allocate source and target RECON data sets PI97600 UI59249 20 October 2018 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PI97600/PTF UI59249)
IMS Extended Terminal Option Support 3.2 A new auto signon option PH01637 UI58803 2 October 2018
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility Allow IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2: IMS Online Reorganization Facility jobs to connect to IMS control region(s) which are running with IMS Database Solution Pack 2.1: IMS Online Reorganization Facility PH02032 UI58320 8 September 2018 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH02032/PTF UI58320)
IMS High Performance Load 2.1 New option to specify BYTELIMIT PH00974 UI58119 4 September 2018
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Autonomics Director Autonomics Director allows disabling of Recovery automation PH01825 UI58083 31 August 2018 Autonomics Director (APAR PH01825/PTF UI58083)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit Convert function: A new message to remind users that dynamic allocation members can be removed PH01710 UI58090 28 August 2018
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility Allocation of GDG data sets as log data sets PH00388 UI57391 24 July 2018 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PH00388/PTF UI57391)
IMS Fast Path Solution Pack 1.3 IMS DEDB ADS encryption support PI94622 UI57210 13 July 2018 IMS High Performance Fast Path Utilities (APAR PI94622/PTF UI57210)
IMS Recovery Solution Pack 2.1 - IMS Recovery Expert Enhancements for local recovery and disaster recovery PI95179 UI56928 13 July 2018 IMS Recovery Expert (APAR PI95179/PTF UI56928)
IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution 3.1 IMS-managed ACBs support PI98020 UI56918 29 June 2018
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Autonomics Director Autonomics Director supports RECOVERY domain passive autonomics for change accumulation using CAGRPs PI83151 UI56907 29 June 2018 Autonomics Director (APAR PI83151/PTF UI56907)
IMS Library Integrity Utilities 2.2 Catalog Manager utility enhancement PI95272 UI56092 30 May 2018
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility CICS® and ODBA applications pause feature improvement PI97028 UI55606 15 May 2018 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PI97028/PTF UI55606)
IMS High Performance Image Copy 4.2 Support for large block interface (LBI) and Fast Path secondary indexes (FPSI) PI95184 UI55003 18 April 2018
IMS Index Builder 3.1 IBM z Systems® Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) support PI92715 UI55084 12 April 2018
IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 Add ability to APF authorize target libraries PI17570 UI58359 4 April 2018 IMS Cloning Tool 1.2 (APAR PI17570/PTF UI58359)
IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 The BPLTRACE started task supports IMS RESLIB in the LINKLIST concatenation PI95633 UI54836 2 April 2018 IMS Buffer Pool Analyzer 1.4 (APAR PI95633/PTF UI54836)
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 - IMS Online Reorganization Facility Conditional reorganization capability enhancement PI91880 UI54845 2 April 2018 IMS Online Reorganization Facility (APAR PI91880/PTF UI54845)
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services IMS Tools Base Policy Services cumulative enhancements and fixes PI93320 UI54535 24 March 2018 Policy Services (APAR PI93320/PTF UI54535)
IMS Administration Tool 1.1 Enhancements for AOE user exit ATYAOE00 PI94129 UI54394 14 March 2018
IMS Database Solution Pack 2.2 and IMS Database Utility Solution 2.1 and 1.1 - IMS HALDB Toolkit Multiple enhancements for IMS HALDB Toolkit PI92219 UI53498 1 February 2018
IMS Tools Base 1.6 - Policy Services The Policy Services ISPF user interface enables users to modify actions for policy rules PI88543 UI53276 27 January 2018 Policy Services (APAR PI88543/PTF UI53276)