In this new version we’ve upgraded the EXODUS sub system. The EXODUS51 is now called EXODUS55. It will be required for you to change your start up CL program to reflect this new sub system name, STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55.
Here are some of the changes in this version:
You can now drag and drop spool file attributes into the list filter.
There is an additional column available in the Catapult Console to display the last date and time a rule was run.
Added warning in case all queues were accidentally added to the Queues to Poll column in the Poller Configuration.
Added the ability to use the creation date/time replacement value with network polled files.
As our product line evolves, we strive to keep up-to-date with IBM OS/400 release levels while giving you enough time to plan for these changes. This allows us to use current technologies in our products and to make those technologies accessible to you from within our products.
Spool-Explorer 8.0 is now available for download from our public site or myBCDsoftware.com. This release includes several enhancements and fixes that make it even easier to view and save spool files as PDFs, Excel spreadsheets and more.
We are currently making some internal changes to how we manage our product license keys. While this is in progress we have temporarily taken down the myBCDsoftware.com program that allows customers to generate short-term license keys.
If you anticipate needing a temporary product license key for testing purposes, please contact your BCD sales rep and we’ll be happy to provide one.
If you were relying on this myBCDSoftware.com feature as part of your actual Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy and need to have the ability to switch your applications over to another system on very short notice, we are also happy to provide longer term temporary license keys to tide you over until the portal page is back. You should, however, keep in mind that our web portal is periodically unavailable for system maintenance. An alternative is to purchase a secondary High Availability product license.
You can reach our sales office in Chicago at (630) 986-0800 to request keys or discuss your needs. Or, if you have any questions about this portal feature, please email or call me at our support office at (250) 655-1766.
BCD Software will be ending support for Microsoft XP on June 30, 2014.
This means we will no longer be performing any testing of Presto, WebSmart, Clover, Catapult, Spool-Explorer or EZ-Pickin’s on Windows XP, and future versions of the software may not run on Windows XP. In Technical Support, we will only be able to provide limited support for application issues which appear to be related to running our software, or the generated applications, on Windows XP.
As part of our ongoing development strategy and planning efforts here at BCD we are scheduling future internal IBM i system upgrades. This will affect the minimum OS/400 release level supported by BCD products. Our product line currently requires a minimum OS/400 release level of V5R3. As of January 1, 2012 V5R4 will be the minimum OS/400 release level supported by most BCD products and updates released after that date.
As our products continue to evolve and new products are introduced it is generally our intention to keep in step with IBM OS/400 release levels, while also giving our clients enough time to plan for this change. This allows us to develop using current technology and to make this technology available to you in our product family.
EZ-Pickin’s empowers financial, sales and other staff members to unlock the vast amounts of critical data buried in spool files, reports, documents and database files and turn it into data they can use now. Your users can now get timely and accurate data with no programming skills or assistance from the IT department needed.
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