Before You Begin

Read these instructions completely before attempting an installation.

  • This document provides specific instructions on how to install HelpSystems Anydate using the HelpSystems Product Loader. For general information about the HelpSystems Product Loader, see Using the HelpSystems Product Loader on our website.

  • The installation process automatically installs Anydate into the default library OVRSYSDATE on the IBM i.

  • Once the installation process completes, read the After You Are Done section for additional information.


Software Requirements and Notes

Your operating system level must be at i5/OS 7.2 and higher.

Note to Anydate 1.0 users: Anydate version 1 cannot be upgraded and should never be migrated to a V7R1 (or higher) machine. Simply install version 2 as described below.

Note to Anydate 2.0 users: If upgrading to R02M13 or lower you must perform the following manual steps after installation to incorporate an important product improvement. This fix resolves a memory leak that can affect jobs that submit many thousands of other jobs:

  1. Manually remove exit program GSCC0100 from the QIBM_QCA_CHG_COMMAND exit point:

    1. Issue the command WRKREGINF.
    2. Select Option 8 on QIBM_QCA_CHG_COMMAND.
    3. Then, select Option 4 to remove GSCC0100.
  2. Issue the command DLTPGM PGM(QGPL/GSCC0100).

  3. Issue the OVRSYSDATE command. No parameter values are needed. This fixes the exit point and creates QGPL/GSCC0100.

  4. Issue the command DLTDATEOVR to remove the override.


Installing Anydate

Use these instructions to install HelpSystems Anydate. This process downloads everything to your PC and loads the objects on the IBM i. Read the following steps carefully to proceed.

  1. Download the HelpSystems AnyDate installer (setupAnydate2.exe) from Your Account page on our website. Double-click it to start it.

  2. On the Choose Components panel, select which components you want to install. You can choose to install the Manuals and/or the Software for IBM i. Click Start to continue.

    The installer will extract files to your PC and launch the Anydate Product Loader in a secondary window.

    Note: If you select the Manuals component, they will be installed in the following location.

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\SEQUEL\ANYDATE\manuals

  3. On the IBM i Details panel:

    1. Select or enter the IBM i where you want to load Anydate.

    2. Enter a user profile and password that is a member of the user class *SECOFR and has at least the following special authorities: *ALLOBJ, *SECADM, *JOBCTL, and *IOSYSCFG. The user profile should have Limit capabilities set to *NO. This profile will be used to restore and copy objects, and for product maintenance on the IBM i.

    3. (Optional) In the Advanced Settings section:

      • Enter a port number or use the arrows if you want to change the FTP port number to something other than the default of 21.

      • Select Secure File Transfer if you want to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) during the file transfer. The default FTPS secure port is 990, but it can be changed to the required secure port for your environment.

      • In the Timeout (seconds) field, enter the number of seconds the session should be kept active during an FTP transfer. You can choose anywhere between 25 and 1800 seconds (30 minutes).

        Note: If the transfer takes longer than the amount of time specified, the session will expire.

    4. Click Next.

  4. You have two options on the Product Load Options panel:

    1. Click Immediate Load to load the product on the IBM i now.

    2. Click Staged Load to transfer the objects now and load them on the IBM i at a later time.

      Note: See "Loading Staged Objects on the IBM i" below for instructions on how to load the staged objects on your selected IBM i system.

  5. The Product Load Progress panel for Anydate launches. When the processing is complete, you have two choices:

    • If this is the only installation of Anydate you are performing, click Finish.

    • If you have more installations on other IBM i systems, click Restart. Then, return to step 3.

    Note: If the Product Load Progress panel ends with an overall Failed message, the product upload could not complete properly. To find the reason the upload or install failed, click View Logs and review your logs. You can also use Download at the top of the logs to save the information for future review.


Loading Staged Objects on the IBM i

If you chose to stage your objects using step 4b of the installation or update process, do the following to manually load them on the IBM i you identified above.

  1. At a command line, enter the following to display the Work with Loads panel:


  2. Enter option 1 next to the Load Name for Anydate and press Enter.

    Note: Option 2 does not apply to Anydate as a pre-check is not required. Use option 8 if you want to copy the Load command for use in a job scheduler. Use option 4 to delete the save file associated with the product.

    The installation program installs Anydate.


After You Are Done

The installation process installed the following objects:

  • The OVRSYSDATE product library

  • The BI_COMMON library

  • The ASCSUPPORT customer support library (where applicable)

  • Three libraries were restored to your system for use during the installation or update process: HSLOADMGR, HSLOADMGRW, and RBTCDRLIB. We don't remove them from your system in case you're doing multiple installations. You can delete them when you're finished.

    Note: You can move the library HSLOADMGR to a different system on the IBM i and use it to complete additional installs or updates. For more information, see Using the HelpSystems Product Loader on our website.


For complete information on using Anydate, see the Anydate User Guide.


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Last Modified On: December 04, 2019