The TAA Productivity Tools is a suite of commands and utilities that complement and enhance the IBM i, the world's best midrange platform. These high-quality tools help you control and manage your system, programs, and data.
The TAA Productivity Tools is a two-time winner of the Midrange Technology Showcase Product Excellence Award.
Here you will find information about the tools, details on the latest enhancements, individual tool documentation, and much more. Take the time to explore!
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A quick note about the Log4j exploit (CVE-2021-44228).
The Log4j exploit is centered on a logging framework used by Java programs in an Apache environment. The tools do not use either Java or Apache. They are unaffected by this vulnerability.
A quick note about the Spring4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965).
The Spring4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965) is a vulnerability in the Spring framework used in Apache Tomcat. It affects only Java code running in a WAR package. The tools do not use Java or Apache Tomcat and are not affected by this vulnerability.
Our June 15, 2022 refresh (73) is now available.
This refresh supports IBM i 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5. We recommend ordering this refresh in order to keep your tools up to date.
This refresh also includes two new tools:
- RUNTAABLDR - The Run TAA Builder (RUNTAABLDR) command compiles the builder program referenced in the BUILDER and LIB keywords and then runs that builder. The builder will create a tool in the TAATOOL library.
- CPYSRCFIFS - The Copy Source Files to IFS tool is meant to provide an easy way to populate an IFS directory from the source physical files in a given library.
- It has been a while since refresh 72, so this refresh contains many fixes and enhancements, see the notes for more details.
Call 507-258-5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your refresh. We can either email you a download link or ship it to you on CD.
Refresh 72 (May 15, 2021) included a critical fix for the DLTUSRPRF3 tool. That fix will be in all subsequent refreshes. If you do not plan on updating to Refresh 72 or later at this time, please install Patch 0001.
We have created a patch for an IBM i 7.5 change that affects the CVTIFSOWN tool. This is only needed if you plan on migrating to IBM i 7.5 and have installed Refresh 73. This patch will be incorporated into all subsequent refreshes. See Patch 0002 for details.
Support for IBM i Releases
Refresh 72 (May 15, 2021) was the last full refresh for IBM i 7.2. Fixes for the tools on IBM i 7.2 will be available on an "as-needed" basis until April 30, 2024.
Refresh 68 (April 15, 2018) was the last full refresh for IBM i 7.1. No new fixes will be available for 7.1 since that release has exited its first extended support period.
Please make sure you have the following PTFs or their supersedes installed on your system. These correct IBM problems that may cause an install failure. The problem was reported as APAR SE66239.
- R710 SI63541
- R720 SI63531
- R730 SI63540
In our testing for IBM i 7.3 we found an operating system problem that affected the CVTAUTLOBJ, CVTAUTLOBJ2, and DSPEMTAUTL commands. IBM has released a PTF to fix this problem. Please apply this PTF before installing this refresh on IBM i 7.3.
- R730 SI60781
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