In an effort to facilitate users with a powerful tool that can automate the execution of OMC-FLASH commands against Job entry subsystem (JES) tasks using the REXX programming language, Tone Software (News - Alert) Corp. announced the release of OMC-FLASH 4.7.0 incorporated with these new features.
Tone Software is a provider of enterprise-wide business software solutions designed for mainframe host productivity, automation, and business communications.
OMC-FLASH is Tone Software Corp.’s JES2 and JES3 spool viewing and management solution widely implemented in z/OS mainframe data centers worldwide. It helps systems programmers, application programmers, and interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) users with an efficient and effective method of viewing and controlling jobs, output, devices, resources, and workflows.
For those unaware, z/OS is a multifaceted development tool set for IBM (News - Alert) System z that provides host-based software development, while job entry subsystem, or JES, is a component of the operating system (OS) that provides supplementary job management, data management, and task management functions.
The company said that the new release of OMC-FLASH not only provides complete REXX application programming interface (API), but also enhanced resources, output control functionality for both JES2 and JES3, a new SEARCH command to search the output of all jobs in the display for matching pattern(s), enhanced SYSLOG displays showing new data as required, a 64 bit storage utilization option, and more.
The full REXX API provides users with a powerful tool to automate the execution of OMC-FLASH commands against JES jobs using the REXX programming language. This API can be invoked under OMC-FLASH, under ISPF outside of OMC-FLASH, from TSO READY, or through a batch job to automatically perform functions and actions that were previously only available to online users.
In addition, the JES3 spool volume display facility in the OMC-FLASH 4.7.0 can display as well as modify JES3 spool definitions.
The latest release also features an extensive list of over 50 new display fields such as record format, priority, lrecl, and more.
Shirley Balarezo (News - Alert), president of Tone Software, said in a statement, "The new OMC-FLASH 4.7.0 release is a significant milestone for JES2 and JES3 z/OS users, providing an impressive toolset to automate and control jobs, job output, and manage JES operations across both the JES2 and JES3 architecture."
Balarezo added, "Using OMC-FLASH 4.7.0, users have the optimum solution to increase both human and machine productivity with a full REXX API, numerous new display options, and flexible search capabilities."
Available immediately, Tone's new OMC-FLASH 4.7.0 release is certified for all levels of z/OS including z/OS 2.1.