|Oracle® Database Gateway for APPC Installation and Configuration Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Microsoft Windows
Part Number E12079-02
This chapter provides information about this release of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC. It contains the following section:
The following product components are included in the product installation media:
Oracle Database Gateway for APPC, release 11.2
Oracle Net, release 11.2
The following sections describe the changes and enhancements unique to the 11g release of the gateway:
The Gateway Password Encryption tool (
g4drpwd) has been replaced by a generic feature that is now part of Heterogeneous Services. Refer to Chapter 15, "Security Considerations" in Oracle Database Gateway Installation and Configuration Guide for Microsoft Windows for details.
There is full IPv6 support between Oracle databases and the gateway but IPv6 is not yet supported between the gateway and IMS Connect.
The following sections list the known restrictions for the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC and PGAU.
Multibyte Character Sets Are Not Supported for Numeric Data and Clauses
The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC has supported multibyte character set data for COBOL
PIC G datatypes since version 3.4. However, the non-numeric character data (such as $, (,), +, -,.) that is allowed in
DISPLAY datatypes and
PIC 9 edit masks must still be specified in EBCDIC. The non-numeric character data is not subject to MBCS translation.
CICS Transactions Do Not Allow PF Key Emulation
When performing a CICS transaction using the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC, you cannot emulate CICS PF keys.
APPC PIP Data Is Not Supported
You cannot define and transmit APPC
PIP data in this release of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC.
Floating Point Data Type Conversion Is Not Supported
Conversion of the floating point datatype is not supported by the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC.
Transaction Programs Are Responsible for All Data Compression and Decompression
The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC does not provide exits for compression and decompression facilities. All data exchanged between the gateway and the transaction must be in uncompressed format.
IBM VS COBOL II Compiler Desupported
The IBM VS COBOL II compiler has been desupported. However, the string "
IBMVSCOBOLII" is still used as the value of the compiler name parameter to represent any COBOL compiler you choose to use. The value
IBMVSCOBOLII should still be used and does not create a dependency on any specific version of the compiler.