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In an effort to continuously enhance and improve our product offering, Morningstar may provide additional releases or versions of its programs in the form of an update as part of our technical support services. It may become necessary as a part of Morningstar's product life cycle to end the support of a release of a program, and, therefore, Morningstar reserves the right to EOS its programs. End of Support notices are posted on Morningstar's website and provided to customers by either mail or e-mail.
When a program reaches an EOS date the program will no longer be supported by the Morningstar client support center and an upgrade, if available will be required to receive support services from Morningstar. In some cases, a product may reach an EOS and will not have an upgrade release. In this case, the product has reached its EOS and will no longer be supported.
Please contact the Morningstar Support Center so that we can go over the requirements for your business needs. Morningstar is dedicated to our clients and will work to make these transitions as smooth as possible.
The following has an End of Support (EOS) status:
32bit Commodity DataServer EOS as of December 31st, 2010
Morningstar will stop supporting the 32bit versions of the MIM Server software. The Commodity DataServer 64bit software eliminates limitations, adds performance, and ease of use to the Commodity DataServer software platform. All clients are encouraged to plan and upgrade to the 64bit software. Please contact Morningstar support with any questions regarding the sun setting of the 32bit Commodity DataServer software.
On May 1, 2007 Morningstar deprecated the Java API (com.lim.api Package) and replaced it with the enhanced Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package).
There are many reasons to upgrade from the Java API (com.lim.api Package) to the Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package):
1) Works properly with multiple data types (double, float, integer) across architectures
2) 100% pure Java. No need to worry about DLLs and .so files for different architectures
3) Thread safe (using one thread per connection)
4) Full query capabilities, supporting: P&L queries, queries with multiple reports, and queries with multiple blocks
5) Full writing capabilities
6) Better exception handling, allowing users to distinguish between network errors and Commodity DataServer errors
7) More extensive documentation
8) New features will be added to the Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package), not to the Java API (com.lim.api Package)
To reference the documentation, see the “Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package)” chapter in the Commodity DataServer Data and Development Guide.
For a complete reference to the Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package) code, please see the Java Classes/Interface/Methods javadoc.
Commodity Charts Client, Version 3.x and all prior versions, EOS as of June 1, 2009
The latest version of Commodity Charts is fully compatible with previously saved MIMIC queries. Morningstar encourages you to download the latest version.
Please note that there is no charge for upgrading or for assistance supplied by Morningstar to upgrade.
Commodity Charts, Version 4.5.x EOS as of August 1, 2009
Commodity Charts, Version 4.4.x EOS as of February 1, 2009
Commodity Charts, Version, 4.3.x and all prior EOS as of December 1, 2008
MIM Visual Basic API, EOS as of December 1, 2008
In March of this year Microsoft discontinued all support for its Visual Basic 6 Runtime (Product Family Life-Cycle Guidelines for Visual Basic 6.0). As a result Morningstar finds that it must also discontinue support for any products that relied on this technology. The Commodity Charts Visual Basic API was built on this runtime and therefore will no longer be supported effective December 1, 2008.
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is currently supported by Microsoft in its Office products. Morningstar has a new Commodity Charts VBA API to use for development with Microsoft Office applications. For development outside of Microsoft Office please use the Commodity Charts .NET API.
Should you have an application relying on the old Commodity Charts Visual Basic API you are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. The Commodity Charts VBA API conversion is easy and requires only minor changes. Please contact our Client Services Support staff if you need any assistance. Note that in the event you choose not to upgrade, Morningstar will only provide support for the old Commodity Charts VB API using our standard consulting rates.
Commodity Query Client, Version 4.x and 5.x and all prior versions, EOS as of October 30, 2007
Morningstar has developed a Java-based Commodity Query client that replaces the older X-windows Commodity Query client application. The new Commodity Query has an updated, flattened interface so that users can make query selections without having to dig through sub-menus. Many other new features are also available, including a Query Wizard for creating sophisticated event-driven analysis, a new Search Database feature for narrowing searches, a How Do I Say button for help with difficult query phrases and context-sensitive online help. To obtain the current version of the Commodity Query client software please go to the Commodity Query Download page.
Commodity Query_MATLAB, EOS as of March 1, 2009
Users now have access to the Commodity DataServer Java API inside of MATLAB using MATLAB's Java interface. Using MATLAB from the Java interface provides enhanced functionality and access to the Commodity DataServer. For the latest instructions on how to use the Java API from the MATLAB environment, see the "MATLAB with Java API (com.lim.mimapi Package)" chapter in the Commodity DataServer Data and Development Guide.