Software prerequisites

Rule Engine File and Rule Engine MQSeries requirements

Rule Engine requires either Micro Focus or COBOL-IT to run on UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms. It is not needed for Mainframe and AS/400 platforms.

Axway does not deliver Micro Focus with the Rule Engine component. You need to acquire a license directly from Micro Focus, http://www.microfocus.com/.

COBOL-IT is included in the Rule Engine product package. But to be able to use it, you must purchase Rule Engine with the COBOL-IT option. You will then have the corresponding license key. You will not have, however, the authorizations to create external programs. You will be limited to writing exits.

You must compile and link the exits supplied with the product. Install C Compiler on your machine before compiling your COBOL-IT exits.

The minimum version is given for each component. You can use any version higher than the version stated unless otherwise indicated, as for the COBOL compiler where you must typically re-link objects.

Operating System C Compiler COBOL Runtime COBOL Compiler
Windows 64 (7/8/10/2008/2012) Microsoft Visual Studio C/C++ 2010 minimum COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or Micro Focus Visual Cobol 2.1 COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or Micro Focus Visual Cobol 2.1
IBM AIX 7.1 minimum IBM XL C/C++ 11.1.0.0 minimum

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus ServerTM for COBOL 5.1 (64 bits)

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server Express® 5.1 (64 bits)

IBM - Mainframe Z/OS V1R13 minimum

C/LE Z/OS 1R13 minimum

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 4.2.0

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 4.2.0

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (Tikanga) minimum

gcc 4.1.2 20080704

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server™ for COBOL 5.1 (64 bits)

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server Express™ 5.1 (64 bits)

Sun Solaris 10 minimum

Sun Studio Compiler C 11.0

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server™ for COBOL 5.1 (64 bits)

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server Express™ 5.1 (64 bits)

HP-UX ia64 11.23 minimum

HP C/aC++ for Integrity Servers B3910B A.06.20 [May 13 2008]

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server™ for COBOL 5.1 (64 bits)

COBOL-IT® Compiler Suite 3.9 (embedded in product) or

Micro Focus Server Express ™ 5.1 (64 bits)

Depending on the type of exit, to re-link the Rule Engine DLL exit, use one or both of the compilers.

Type of exit C Compiler COBOL Compiler

External reformatting calls (71)

Mandatory

 

External Oracle calls
(75 and 76)

Mandatory

 

C Exits

Mandatory

 

COBOL Exits

Mandatory (COBOL-IT only)

Mandatory

Administrator profile for MQSeries

Rule Engine MQSeries requires an MQSeries administrator profile (part of mqm group). Prior to installation, you must create the queues required to run the AccountingIntegrator test pack. A Windows command file, a UNIX shell script and a z/OS administration MQSeries JCL are supplied for this purpose.

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