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Enhancements for Fast Apply

We are new to IBM Fast Apply and have been using a competitor product. With IBM we are experiencing some pain points and the tool is frankly not up to standards with what we purchased. HIGH priority!

  • Guest
  • Feb 5 2020
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All users
How should it work?

1) IBM Fast Apply should work as a stand alone tool. Currently, it can only accept SQL generated from Recovery Expert undo/redo SQL.


2) The SQL it does take is not up to standards. For example, it cannot accept CURRENT TIMESTAMP and various other limitations. It should work with any SQL that can be accepted by Db2 such as what can be done through DSNTEP4, SPUFI, or any GUI tool like WinSQL.


3) The batch job does not give adequate reporting after job finishes. I assume it is capturing how many were executed and the number of errors, etc. This is elementary programming technique to deliver a simple output report at end of program output to tell user the results.


4) It seems that the restartability is not there if only the JCL is used.

Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification Give us what we purchased. IBM Fast Apply is not up to standard with your competition.
Client Name Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Guest commented
    12 Nov, 2020 05:47pm

    Some of the items are being addressed.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/PH23287

    Allowed CURRENT DATE, CURRENT TIME and CURRENT TIMESTAMP special
    registers to be processed.
    Added summary report, which describes total inserts, updates,
    deletes and the list of warnings/errors met.
    Allowed "not previously used" job identifiers to be specified in
    "Execute Dynamic SQL in Batch: Fast Apply" ISPF panel.

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/apar/PH19414

    This APAR addresses the following issues:

    1) Fix abend 30A000 in ISPF when coming out of Setup menu.
    2) Add v12 validation to FAS.
    3) Possible loop when running in 2PH VSAM mode.
    4) Add "NON ATOMIC" attribute to Multirow insert in Fast Apply.
  • Admin
    May Chu commented
    17 Jul, 2020 12:46am

    This is implemented in Log Analysis Tool, not Recovery Expert

  • Guest commented
    5 Feb, 2020 06:35pm

    Some of these are documented in case number TS003273869


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