New Features in 6.2 SP1

DATABridge 6.2 SP1 contains the following features and enhancements.

For a complete list of features and fixes included in Service Pack 1, see the included Read Me file (readme.txt).



Combined installer for Windows

You can install DATABridge components more easily on Windows with the Attachmate Installer Program. This installer standardizes the installation process and makes it easier to deploy the DATABridge Client and Enterprise Server. When your software is installed, the installer starts up a utility to help you configure security and other settings.

64-bit versions of Enterprise Server and the Client Console for Windows

You can now run native versions of DATABridge Enterprise Server and the DATABridge Client Console on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

The Attachmate Installer Program provides a 64-bit JRE (version 1.0.6_26), available from the Feature Selection tab of the Attachmate Installer Wizard.



File security for Enterprise Server and DATABridge Client

Access to configuration files and directories can now be restricted to administrators and approved users and groups.

File security for DATABridge Enterprise configuration and log files is automatically enabled during installation. By default, any user in the Administrators group has read-write access to the configuration files. (Log files are always read-only.)

File security for the Client's global working directory can be enabled after your software is successfully installed. See Installing DATABridge on Windows.

For details, see Security Guidelines.

Keys masked from screen output

In a continued effort to enhance security, keys no longer appear in on-screen messages generated by the Client. Because keys can contain sensitive data, they now appear only in log files to which Administrators have access.

DATABridge Client


Ability to interact with the
Client service in command files

The Batch Console automates routine Client tasks by allowing command files/shell scripts launched by the Client service to interact with the service. For more information, see Chapter 8 of the DATABridge Client Administrator's Guide.

Blackout option for client runs

You can schedule blackout periods during which the Client suspends all processing and updates to allow for routine maintenance or reporting. To use this feature with the service-controlled Client, set the Blackout Period value from the Client Console (Data Source > Client Configuration > Processing > Scheduling).

Alternate method of updating

Systems that use relational database replication in order to update a copy of the relational database can employ a new form of update processing that selectively updates only those columns whose values have changed. This form of update processing, referred to as optimized column updates, significantly increases the efficiency of replication between relational databases (for example, from Oracle to Oracle). You can enable this feature (globally or for individual data sets) from the Client Console by selecting Optimize column updates in the Client Configuration dialog box, or by modifying the client configuration parameter optimize_col_updates.

Caution: Using this feature will significantly slow update processing by the Client. If you are replicating your relational database, enabling this feature may provide some benefit if replication is very slow.

New columns from DMSII reorganizations match those
in DMSII database

Enhancements to the Reorganize command scripts (created by the redefine command) allow the Client to correctly set the value for a new column added by a DMSII reorganization.

DATABridge Enterprise Server


Bidirectional file transfer

Enterprise Server can now copy files both to and from the MCP environment. For details, see “Bidirectional File Transfer” in the DATABridge Enterprise Server Help.



Support for DMSII level 56.1 (MCP 15.0)

DATABridge 6.2 SP1 is compatible with DMSII level 56.1 (MCP 15.0), which allows for large ALPHA items and data obfuscation.

Support for data sets that contain DMSII LINKS

DATABridge now supports DMSII links in DIRECT and UNORDERED data sets, in addition to STANDARD data sets. Links in variable-format data sets are cloned, but not tracked. For more information, see Chapter 5, "DMSII and Relational Database Data Mapping" in the DATABridge Client Administrator's Guide.

IPv6 support

DATABridge now supports IPv6 addresses in addition to IPv4 addresses.