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Top Answer: I like the ability that it has to format copy books in a presentable manner. So, you will be able to see the starting offset in length of each field within the layout.
Top Answer: Technical support has gotten better over the years, though there's always room for improvement.
Top Answer: We use it to update data in Compuware File-AID for IMS and File-AID MBF. We also use it in test cases. Compuware File-AID can be used for DB2 as well.
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CA File Master Plus is designed to streamline data assets and procedures, improve the accuracy of your mainframe data, reduce the time and effort associated with test file editing and data creation as well as reduce training costs.

This Application and Testing Tools solution is a file management and data manipulation tool architected to speed test file creation and editing for virtual storage access method (VSAM), sequential and partitioned datasets. With the ability to visually browse and edit data, you can respond quickly to problems that may arise and make accurate changes on the fly.

It also enables you to issue commands in batch, handily compare multiple file versions and filter your datasets with precision. To save your IT organization time and money, CA File Master Plus helps your team:

  • Create more consistent and accurate test data.
  • Find and fix problems more quickly.

File-AID is Compuware’s cross-platform file and data management solution that enables developers and QA staff to quickly and conveniently access necessary data and files instead of hunting around for them. In turn, developers devote less time to data-related tasks and spend more time developing new functionality and managing production problems. Rightsizing your test data provides confidence to make code changes without unintended consequences.

File-AID gives developers the ability to:

  • Effectively manage files and data across platforms
  • Access all standard file types regardless of record length or format for application integration
  • Automatically compare data files or objects to simplify the test results validation process
  • Reformat files by easily modifying an existing file format instead of starting from scratch
  • Extract and load related subsets of data from multiple databases and files
  • Ensure all test conditions are met by selecting the precise application test data you need
  • Customize test data for a particular application and specific conditions
  • Automate these activities using tools you already own, such as Jenkins
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Sample Customers
Blue Hill Data Services
Helvetia, The IMT Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Royal Bank of Canada, Chunghwa Telecom
Top Industries
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm20%
Insurance Company10%

CA File Master Plus is ranked 7th in Mainframe Testing Tools while Compuware File-AID is ranked 5th in Test Data Management with 1 review. CA File Master Plus is rated 0.0, while Compuware File-AID is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Compuware File-AID writes "Easy to use and integrate, and can map out control sections within load modules or program objects". CA File Master Plus is most compared with IBM File Manager, whereas Compuware File-AID is most compared with IBM File Manager, Informatica Test Data Management (TDM), Broadcom Test Data Manager, IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS and IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management (TDM).

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