Interim fixes and cumulative interim fixes

A WebSphere Commerce interim fix (iFix) is a software patch that contains fixes for one or more APARs. A WebSphere Commerce cumulative iFix is a comprehensive collection of interim fixes for a specific release. Both types of fixes are installed with the WebSphere Commerce Update Installer (UPDI).

Note: A cumulative iFix is a fully tested, downloadable package that includes all of the individual iFixes that have accumulated since the release of a feature pack or fix pack. These packages are designed to simplify installation and standardize the code level of an environment. All additional iFixes that are released after the cumulative iFix are tested and verified on the latest code base. Therefore, if a cumulative interim fix exists for your feature pack or fix pack level, then you need to install the latest cumulative interim fix before you install any additional iFixes.
Feature Pack 5WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.7WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.6Attention: IBM is aware that some interim fixes that were released for Feature Pack 5, Fix Pack 6, and Fix Pack 7 might cause issues when you install the fixes individually. As a result, IBM bundled the interim fixes and released the following cumulative interim fixes:JR53048 automatically resolves all conflicts and dependency issues that might occur if you were to install the interim fixes individually. If you are on Feature Pack 5, Fix Pack 6, or Fix Pack 7, it is highly recommended that you install the applicable cumulative interim fixes immediately.
Each individual iFix and cumulative iFix package contains a different readme file. Each readme file might include specific installation instructions. For example:
  • Some iFixes might require manual modifications to source code after you install the fix
  • For runtime environments, some iFixes might be applicable to the base WebSphere Commerce product only and not the instance.
You do not need database access to install an iFix because these fixes do not make any database changes during installation. However, some iFixes might require that you manually update the database to enable the fix after installation. Review the readme file to ensure that you install and enable the interim fix successfully.
Note: IBM intends to continually deliver cumulative interim fixes for Feature Pack 8 and Fix Pack 9. Cumulative interim fixes are planned to be released once a year. IBM continues to support all feature pack and fix pack levels by delivering individual interim fixes, but does not plan to deliver any more cumulative interim fixes for versions earlier than Feature Pack 8 and Fix Pack 9.
The following table summarizes the latest cumulative interim fixes that are currently available for WebSphere Commerce Version 7:
Date released Download link Instructions for installing the cumulative interim fix List of fixes that are included in the cumulative
July 13, 2018
  • Feature Pack 8To download Cumulative Interim Fix 6 for Feature Pack 8, see JR59483.fep
  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.9To download Cumulative Interim Fix 6 for Fix Pack 9, see JR59483.fp
June 14, 2017
  • Feature Pack 8To download Cumulative Interim Fix 5 for Feature Pack 8, see JR57861.fep
  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.9To download Cumulative Interim Fix 5 for Fix Pack 9, see JR57861.fp
August 7, 2015
  • Feature Pack 5To download Cumulative Interim Fix 1 for Feature Pack 5, see JR53048.fep
  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.6To download Cumulative Interim Fix 1 for Fix Pack 6, see JR53048.fp
  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.7To download Cumulative Interim Fix 1 for Fix Pack 7, see JR53048.fp
February 27, 2015
  • Feature Pack 7To download Cumulative Interim Fix 1 for Feature Pack 7, see JR52306.fep
Review the readme file that is included in your .pak package.
  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.8To download Cumulative Interim Fix 1 for Fix Pack 8, see JR52306.fp
Review the readme file that is included in your .pak package.
For information about the newest individual iFixes that were created after the release of the latest cumulative iFix, see