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Re: CA IDMS Enhancement Request Voting (January 3-31, 2008)

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jan 3, 2008
Terry -

The survey contains no descriptions whatsoever, so you have to get the
PDF document.

I went to the website and tried to login to get the PDF, but I get no
login screen.... it just hangs.

Anybody else having this problem?

Also, was it really that hard that the description for each DAR couldn't
be put in the survey itself?

Thanks.
Jon Gocher


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Subject: CA IDMS Enhancement Request Voting (January 3-31, 2008)



All,

The balloting to prioritize the CA IDMS DARS is now open. In order to
vote you need to be signed up for the PLC - IDMS (IUA/EIUA) at the
causergroups.com site. The DARS listed are ones not currently targeted
for a release. Any DARS that CA has targeted for Version 17 are not
listed on the ballot. On the causergroup IDMS PLC site in the news
section there is a Product Requirements sub-section where you can
download a PDF of the detail DAR descriptions.

If an enhancement you are interested in is not listed, I encourage you
to open a DAR request.

This is your chance to influence the direction of future enhancements to
CA IDMS.

Let the IDMS Caucus begin !

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You are receiving this message because you are a registered member of
the CA Product Line Community for CA IDMS.

As an advisor to CA, Product Line Community members have the exclusive
ability to participate in setting development requirements by reviewing
customer enhancement requests and then voting for those that are a
priority for your organization.

We are pleased to inform you that a survey of enhancement requests for
CA IDMS is now available for your voting.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link or by
cutting and pasting it into your url bar:
http://www.casurveys.com/l.dll/JGsA57050D7lywD9U8448J.htm


The detailed description for each of the 34 enhancements included in
this survey was included as a PDF document in an email sent prior to
this email. You can also access the Enhancement Ballot PDF from the PLC
IDMS news page on the website at
https://causergroups.ca.com/usergroups/News.aspx?ID=104. Please note
that you must be logged into the PLC website to see Member Exclusive
News items.

Voting will remain open until 5pm (ET) January 31, 2008.

Please direct any comments or questions to Loveleen Lohia of the CA
Customer Programs Team at loveleen.lohia@ca.com

Thank you
CA Customer Programs Team
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something I just discovered ....
"how many times have we selectively copied loadmods from our SMP/E target
loadlib to our runtime loadlib only to get burnt because we did not account
for copying aliases ?????

well - i just discovered IEBCOPY has a command COPYGRP which does just that
- copies selected loadmodules AND their aliases -

sorry if i am the last person on earth to discover this (and everyone else
already knew ...)



Chris Hoelscher
Senior IDMS & DB2 Database Administrator
Humana Inc
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Info on Free Software for signing up on causergroups.com
"Greetings and happy new year,

ObjEex was our sponsor of the IUA workshop last October.
As part of the sponsorship agreement, ObjEx is giving away free
software to all those who registered for the IDMS PLC (IUA/EIUA) on the
causergroups.com web site.

Please see the email below for more information on the free software offer.
For all of you who registered on the causergroups site, you will be soon
receiving an email from ObjEx with a link to download the free software.

Thanks to all of you who have signed up on the causergroups site.

Terry Schwartz
IUA Chair


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Subject: Free software and other reasons to join the IUA PLC

To all:

As a long-time member of the IDMS community and ardent supporter of IDMS in general, I would like a moment of your time. It is clear that membership in the PLC and the IUA has many advantages. Here are three topics for your consideration:

First, those of us who have signed up to the PLC have received our ballots to vote on enhancement requests. You should sign up ASAP. Terry has posted a news item on the IUA web site. You should go there now and get in on the voting. Here is a link: http://www.iuassn.org I understand some of you have experienced problems with CA's web site related to your email address format. As a work around, you can contact me directly and I'll set up an email forwarding entry for you on one of our domains.

Second, you will get free software just for joining the PLC! ObjEx is launching a new real-time XML Query capability for IDMS. We have prepared an ""IUA"" version which is a free personal copy of our inquiry only version (a $1,495 value). This free version will be made available to all IUA PLC members in the next few weeks. For more copies, get more people to sign up from your company. For more information go to our site at http://www.obj-ex.com . It's free and it will make your life a bit easier.

Finally, over the last several years industry pundits (e.g. Gartner) have been very hard on IDMS. These guys tend to be fashion oriented and to them, IDMS wasn't in vogue. However, that is beginning to change. The community is beginning to realize that life is not so great on the other side of the fence. Greg Beedy from CA recently brought a very interesting report to all of our attention. Here is a direct link to the report http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/ca/149036.html . If you haven't read this and passed it on to your management, you should do so. It is quite telling.

So get involved. Join the PLC and help ensure that your company gets the most out of its investment in IDMS. It is good for your company, its shareholders and for your career.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Tom Hebert
President, ObjEx, Inc.
470 Schooleys Mountain Road
Suite 8
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
Tel: 01 (908) 813-2866
Fax: 01 (208) 567-1879
email: Tom.Hebert@obj-ex.com
web: http://www.obj-ex.com
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Re: leap year 2008
"Of course, the current Gregorian Calendar does not take into effect the
degradation of the Earth's spin. Again, according to Wikipedia:

On timescales of thousands of years, the Gregorian calendar falls behind
the seasons drastically because the slowing down of the Earth's rotation
makes each day slightly longer over time (see tidal acceleration and
leap second) while the year maintains a more uniform duration. It was
calculated that the equinox will occur earlier than now by a number of
days approximately equal to (years/5000)^2.

So some time around 4500, we will need to add an extra leap year. You
folks in application support - start planning.

Gene Verinder
Database Support
Alliance Data
ph: 972.643.1441
cell: 214.684.7323
Gene.Verinder@alliancedata.com

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Re: leap year 2008
"OF's, us?? Nah, just alta kakas!

Anyway, it was actually 2000 (how quickly they forget!) Years
divisible by 100 are not leap years unless they are also divisible
by 400 (like 2000). Someone, somewhere neglected that last little
phrase.

Anyway, here's the entry from Wikipedia:

The Gregorian calendar, the current standard calendar in most of the
world, adds a 29th day to February in 97 years out of every 400, a
closer approximation than once every four years. This is implemented
by making every year divisible by 4 a leap year unless that year is
divisible by 100. If it is divisible by 100 it can only be a leap
year if that year is also divisible by 400.[1][2]
So, in the last millennium, 1600 and 2000 were leap years, but 1700,
1800 and 1900 were not. In this millennium, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2500,
2600, 2700, 2900 and 3000 will not be leap years, but 2400 and 2800
will be. By this rule, the average number of days per year will be
365 + 1/4 - 1/100 + 1/400 = 365.2425.

Now if I can only remember where I put my car
keys ..........................



Alan ""he's on the street"" Fields

Greensboro, NC

336-886-1142

fields@infionline.net

On Jan 9, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Chris Hoelscher wrote:

My manager has asked me to ask all sources possible: are there any
known
issues with leap year 2008? (i have opened an issue with CA). We OFs
remember 1990 (or was it 1992? i cant remember)




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Humana Inc
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Re: leap year 2008
"I was as a product owner at CA in 1990 and ADS Online was one of the
products in my group. I remember the event quite well. Tommy and James
have it correct. Due to a bug, the ADS date routines decided that March
1, 1990 was supposed to be February 29, 1990. Unfortunately the most of
rest of the world did not agree.

As I recall the development folks were very embarrassed while the
technical support team was quite proud of the fact that they were able
to rapidly create a patch and proactively contact every client. Their
rapid action helped avert what could have been a major catastrophe.
Luckily the event was barely noticed outside of the IDMS community
because IBM had a similar problem with COBOL date routines. They got
all the press.

Cheers,

Tom Hebert

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