TAA Tools

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!

You can now pay your invoice by credit card online!

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:

Call 507-258-5182 or email support@taatool.com to order your refresh. We can either email you a download link or ship it to you on CD. You can also download the new refresh and keys from our new self-service keys web site!

Self-Service Keys!

You can now get your keys and downloads from our new keys web site. You can get 90 days of temporary keys per year for any system and permanent keys for any system that is currently under maintenance. This is a great way to



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.

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.

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