MQSCX version 8.0.1 is released

MQGem Software is pleased to announce that a new version of MQSCX, our command line extended MQSC tool for IBM MQ, is now available.

The main features of the release are as follows:-

MQ 801 Goody Bag

Support for IBM MQ Command Level 801

Read What is an 801 Queue Manager? and What’s in Command Level 801 to learn more about Command Level 801 and how to use it.

UPDATE: And in the latest revision, MQSCX also supports Command Level 802 which was introduced in Fix Pack 3.

Support for IBM MQ Appliance

The MQ Appliance is a Command Level 801 queue manager in an appliance form factor. Lots of great information about the MQ Appliance can be found at ibm.biz/MQApplianceMoreInfo

Various user requested usability improvements

As always, there are many customer requests for enhancements. Here are a few that were added in V8.0.1. Thank you for your requests. If you have a request for an enhancement to MQSCX, please free free to drop me a line at support@mqgem.com.

  • Send MQSCX output to a file
    A new =output command to allow the user to write a portion of the command stream (and responses) to a file.
  • Parameterise imported files
    A parms(…) parameter has been added to the =import command. This allows enabled setting of the _Parm[] array..
  • Default import file path
    It is now possible to set the default file path which will be used by the =import command. The path can be set either by a parameter to MQSCX or with the =set filepath(…) command..
  • New debug trace
    The parameter -Dt will invoke debug trace in filemode. Debug trace will output the command being processed to the stderr file stream.
  • Control wait time for initial command server interaction
    A new wait() parameter on the =conn command allows the user to control how long MQSCX should wait for the initial exchange with the command server to determine platform and version.
  • Cancelling a continuation command
    In interactive mode you can now cancel a continuation command by clearing the command line when it is already empty. By default then pressing ESCAPE twice will cancel a continuation command.

The new version can be downloaded from the MQSCX Download Page. Any current licensed users of MQSCX can run the new version on their existing licence. If you don’t have a licence and would like to try out MQSCX then send a note to support@mqgem.com and a 1-month trial licence will be sent to you.


There is now a newer version of MQSCX, V9.0.0. Read more about it in MQSCX version 9.0.0 is released.

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