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Version 2.3.1 - November 2021

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features and fixes

  • DQ Listener: connection retries default value changed to -1

  • DQ Listener: reconnection period default value changed to 1000 ms

  • Fix: removed reconnection attempts for Data Queue Listener when the user ID expired or invalid

  • Fix: removed reconnection attempts for Data Queue Listener when the license expired or invalid

  • Fixed socket timeout issue related to program call with Call timeout

Version 2.3.0 - October 2021

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features and fixes

  • Ability to reference external license instead of packagin with Mulesoft application, supporting FILE, HTTP / HTTPS, AWS S3, FTP, SMB, CLASSPATH transports

  • Added Reconnection period and retries specifically for DQ Listener to better control the reconnection behavior

  • Added Call timeout to Program call operation

  • Fix: secure connection could not be established without defining tls configuration

  • Fix: removed reconnection attempts for Data Queue Listener when the data queue or library is not found

Version 2.2.0 - February 2021

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features and fixes

  • Added Transport Layer Security (TLS) support to provide secure connection between Mule and IBM i / AS400

  • Jt400 library updated to v10.3. This library release includes a fix for the issue where program call method does not accept more than 35 parameters for OS 7.3 and higher. JT400 upgrade now allows up to 255 parameters to be passed as part of the remote program call.

Version 2.1.3 - October 2020

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features and fixes

  • Data Queue Source shutdown timeout was adjusted from 30 min to 5 sec to ensure a correct connection closure

Version 2.1.2 - August 2020

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Added socket timeout, number of retries, and max time to live to connection configuration

  • Enabled standard reconnection strategy and notifications in case of connection failed events

  • Added explicit Data Queue entry and key length to support writing into remote (DDM) keyed Data Queue

Version 2.1.1 - May 2019

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Added debug logging of the host server job executing program or command call

Fixed in this release

  • Program Call Reconnection fix - depending on OS version and PTF level, some customers may experience issues with socket timeout. Implemented "hard" connection reset in case of the program call socket timeout or connection interruptions.

Version 2.1.0 - October 2018

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Added "procedure name" field to Program Call operation to support calling Service Program Procedurs directly from Mule application

  • Added External Structure support to Data Queue Listen, Read and Write operations, to further simplify exchanging the data between Mule application and IBM i back-end programs via data queues.

Version 2.0.0 - June 2018

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

4.1.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

Mule 4 and new SDK introduced fundamental changes to the core runtime and the extension toolset. As a result, there are several changes in the Mule 4 AS400 connector configuration and operations. Below is a list of key items that must be addressed when porting the applications from Mule 3.x to Mule 4.XML * Configuration - connection properties are defined in a separate nested element as400:config-connection * Command Call - the command is passed in the nested tag as400:cmd * Write Data Queue - the message entry is passed in the nested tag as400:dq-entry * Read Data Queue - the entry key is placed into attributes.key * Program Call - the parameter value attribute was changed from parmValue-ref to parmValue; for data structure element definitions, the tag as400:data-structure-element is renamed to as400:parameter.

Features

This release ports all previously implemented connector features to be compatible with Mule 4

Fixed in this Release

None

Known Issues

None

Version 1.0.2 - October 2017

Version Compatibility

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.6.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Migrating from Older Versions

The new version of connector is fully backward compatible with older versions.

Features

  • Program Call operation / processor that has no limit on the number of parameters, supports most RPG data types (including date / time / timestamp), as well as data structures and arrays

  • Secure TLS communications with IBM i (AS400) is now supported

Fixed in this Release

  • Blank library list in Connection definition caused connection issues for IBM i OS versions 7.2 and 7.3

Known Issues

  • Due to Anypoint Studio behavior the parameter definitions added via connector GUI may be out of sequence after the Mule application changes are saved. Developers must go to XML view of the Mule code and confirm / update the parameter sequence to match IBM i program parameters.

Version 1.0.0 - November 2015

Compatibility Matrix

Application/Service Version

Mule Runtime

3.5.0 or higher

IBM i / OS400

V5R4 or higher

Supported Operations:

Operation Description

Read Data Queue (Message Source)

Perpetually listen for new messages arriving to specific data queue

Read Data Queue (Processor)

Read messages from specific data queue as part of Mule flow

Write to Data Queue

Write messages to data queue

Command Call

Execute AS400 command call

Features and Functionality

  • Works with keyed and non-keyed data queues

  • Enables "peek" functionality to read message without removing it from the queue

  • Automatically recovers stale connections

Fixed in this Release

None.

Known Issues

None.

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