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Release Comparison

Last update January 22, 2019

Release Comparison Table

This table compares the key features in all active releases for CA Gen:

Key Features Release 8.6 Release 8.5
yes no
Support for Visual Studio 2017 yes no
Support for IMS Connect v15 yes no

Support for DB2 Universal Call Attach (DSNULI) in the Host Encyclopedia and MVS Installation Toolset

yes no
Establishing a Secure Connection Between Java Proxy and CICS Server yes no
yes no
yes no
yes no

ASP.NET and WebView Support for Edge and Chrome Browsers

yes no

.NET 4.0 Support

yes no

timestampdatetime function

yes no
Call External Statement in Action Diagram yes no

Filters to Toolset / CSE Client Dialogs

yes no

z/OS COBOL Runtimes Compiled with COBOL 5

yes no

Free Version Available for Gen 8.6

yes no

z/OS Runtime DLLs: TIRMSET and TIRMSETC

yes no

Software Support for: Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015, Oracle 12c for CSE, WebSphere MQ 8.0, CICS Transaction Gateway 9.1, Oracle Tuxedo 12.1

yes no
Certification for Java 1.8 and MS SQL Server 2014 SP1 yes no

Version Number in Distributed Runtimes

no yes

Dependency of Specific Visual Studio Version

no yes

Display of Unnecessary Views from Expressions

no yes
Gen Studio Web Service Access Designer no yes
Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016  yes yes
Support for Windows Server 2016 yes yes
NonStop support for SQL/MX yes yes
Certification for IMS v14 yes yes
Gen Specific User Message Exit TIR14TCP yes yes
Support for NonStop Platform yes yes

How to Create and Publish Web Services to CA API Gateway

yes yes

Web Service Consumption - Support for Java and C#

yes yes

All Modeless Search Dialogs

yes yes

Allow Double-Quote in Literal

yes yes

User-Added Functions in Action Diagrams

yes yes

Increased Number of String Properties Allowed in CA Gen Toolset Models to Support Larger Model Downloads

yes yes

Inline Code Statement

yes yes

Visual Studio 2012 Support

yes yes
Support for .Net Clients with WebSphere MQ yes yes
BLOBs Support Extended to Store in and Fetch from a Database, and to Include in Views yes yes

CA Gen Tutorial Introducing the Features and Capabilities of CA Gen

yes yes
Support for Proxy Generation on UNIX/HP CSE and UNIX/AIX CSE yes yes

DB2 Table Partition

yes yes
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