IMS DB PROGRAMMING

Course:  IMSDBC
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course teaches the student about maintaining IMS Databases with COBOL programs. Database maintenance, for logical and physical databases, to create, retrieve, update, and delete is included along with search arguments and debugging.

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Topics Covered In This Course

IMS CONCEPTS & FACILITIES - INTRODUCTION TO IMS/VS

  • DATABASE vs. NON-DATABASE SYSTEMS
  • ORIGIN/HISTORY
  • FACILITIES

IMS CONCEPTS & FACILITIES - DATABASE FACILITY

  • HIERARCHIC STRUCTURES
  • ACCESS METHODS
  • BATCH PROCESSING

IMS CONCEPTS & FACILITIES - DATA COMMUNICATION FACILITY

  • REGION TYPES
  • CONTROL/MESSAGE REGION PROCESSING
  • BATCH MESSAGE REGION PROCESSING

IMS PROGRAMMING - DL/I DATABASE FACILITY

  • DEFINITIONS
  • THE DATABASE DEFINITION

IMS PROGRAMMING - APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE

  • THE PROGRAM SPECIFICATION BLOCK
  • DBD-PSB RELATIONSHIP
  • JCL

IMS PROGRAMMING - APPLICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • DL/I INTERACTION
  • PROGRAM ENTRY
  • PROGRAM COMMUNICATION BLOCKS
  • CALLS TO DL/I
  • PROGRAM EXIT

IMS PROGRAMMING - DL/I CALL STRUCTURE

  • FUNCTION CODES
  • PROGRAM COMMUNICATION BLOCK
  • INPUT-OUTPUT AREA
  • SEGMENT SEARCH ARGUMENTS

IMS PROGRAMMING - PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES

  • GET UNIQUE CALLS
  • GET NEXT CALLS
  • GET NEXT WITHIN PARENT CALLS
  • SAMPLE PROGRAM

IMS PROGRAMMING - THE UPDATE FUNCTIONS

  • INSERT
  • REPLACE
  • DELETE

IMS PROGRAMMING - TESTING AIDS

  • BTS
  • DFSDDLTO

IMS PROGRAMMING - LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP

  • UNIDIRECTIONAL
  • BI-DIRECTIONAL
  • THE LOGICAL DBD

IMS PROGRAMMING - SECONDARY INDEXING

  • TERMINOLOGY
  • PROGRAM USAGE
  • RESTRUCTURED HIERARCHY

IMS PROGRAMMING - SEGMENT SEARCH ARGUMENTS

  • BOOLEAN OPERATORS
  • COMMAND CODES

IMS PROGRAMMING - MULTIPLE POSITIONING

  • TRADITIONAL APPROACH
  • USAGE

IMS PROGRAMMING - CICS-DL/I REQUIREMENTS

  • USER INTERFACE BLOCK
  • SETTING ADDRESSES
  • USING DL/I IN CICS
  • VS COBOL II CONSIDERATIONS
What You Can Expect

During this course, the student will:

SECTION I - IMS CONCEPTS & FACILITIES

• Learn about IMS history.

• Understand the contrasts of flat files with the hierarchical concept.

• Describe how hierarchical structures are connected.

• Appreciate the facilities available in IBM's DB/DC system.

• Determine what capabilities and shortcomings are inherent to IMS.

• Understand COBOL program structure to work with IMS.

SECTION II - IMS PROGRAMMING

• Learn about the post database design cycle.

• Learn coding conventions on how to read, insert, replace or delete records in an IMS database.

• Learn how to use TSO and JCL to create and test programs.

• Learn segment search arguments (SSA's) and command code.

Who Should Take This Course

Programmers/Analysts who will be responsible for writing and maintaining programs which will be accessing IMS databases.

Recommended Prerequisites

COBOL Programmers with file maintenance experience.

Training Style

Lecture (50%) / Lab (50%)

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