Additional Features

These features are more advanced. Some of them may be specific to Summer Batch technology

  • Support for steps without reader or without the writer

  • Support for steps with several writers

  • Support for conditionally executed writers

  • Support for key-grouping of reading data, to process each group as a whole

  • Support for reader and writer use during a process run (useful for multi-read)

  • SQL script execution steps

  • Email sending steps

  • FTP get and put steps

  • Common file operations, such as copying or deleting files during a job

  • File sort capabilities using legacy DFSORT cards semantics

  • Mainframe EBCDIC file readers and writers, using COBOL copybooks

  • Advanced report writers, either through flat file templates or through Microsoft® Reporting

  • Mainframe GDG-like support