Customizing Z Data Tools Service Provider for z/OS Connect

Z Data Tools Service Provider for IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition enables client applications to access IBM Z data sources using z/OS Connect.

Using z/OS Connect tooling, customers can create their own RESTful APIs and access IBM Z data sources through the service provider. Clients can read data sequentially, by relative record position, or by key.

Installation and customization of the service provider is optional. It is only necessary for customers who plan to use this feature to access IBM Z data sources through z/OS Connect.

Data sources

The supported data sources include:
  • MVS data sets (including VSAM)
  • USS files
  • CICS® files (including VSAM and CICS TS and CICS TD queues)
  • Websphere MQ queues
  • Db2®
  • IMS™

Prerequisites

Z Data Tools Service Provider has the following prerequisites:

  • Z Data Tools V1R1 and later
  • Z Common Components V1.1

    Z Common Components is provided with the Z Data Tools product and must be installed and configured as a prerequisite. The ZCC server must be running for the service provider to perform its function.

    Refer to Z Common Components Customization Guide and User Guide for more information.

  • IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V3.0 (5655-CE3) or later

    z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V3.0 or later must be installed and configured before installing and configuring the Z Data Tools Service Provider. Refer to z/OS Connect EE documentation in IBM® Knowledge Center for installation and configuration information.