Exciting Updates for Catapult and Spool-Explorer

Catapult is a solution from BCD Software, who are part of Fresche Solutions, that automates the process of distributing IBM i reports and documents.

Our partners, BCD Software, have released the latest version of Catapult and Spool-Explorer, 8.1.0.

The new release can be downloaded as current PC and/or iSeries components from BCD from MyBCDSoftware.com.

If you are upgrading to the latest release, there will be some specific action required. BCD Software specify:

"In this new version we’ve upgraded the EXODUS subsystem. The EXODUS51 is now called EXODUS55. It will be required for you to change your start up CL program to reflect this new sub system name, STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55.

Some of the key changes to occur in Catapult and Spool-Explorer from version 8.1.0, include:

Key Features of Catapult and Spool-Explorer 8.1.0:

  • Drag & Drop

    Spool file attributes can now be easily dragged and dropped directly into the list filter.

  • Display Last Date

    The last date and time that a rule has been run can now be added and displayed in an extra column in the Catapult Console.

  • New Warnings

    If you acidentally add all your queues to the 'Queues to Poll' column, in the poller configuration, you can now recieve a specific warning (FS#25755).

  • New Use for Creation Date/Time Replacement Value

    In Catapult, you can now use the creation date/time replacement value with network polled files (FS#29111).

  • Update EXODUS51

    The old EXODUS51 has been raplaced with EXODUS55 in the latest version (Update your Start-up CL with STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55).

For more information, see the updates page for Catapult, and this EXODUS55 Information sheet. You can also make an enquiry via our Catapult information page.

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