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IM1020 IMS/TM (Online) Application Programming Workshop
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor Led, Hands-on workshops
Public Price$2750.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

This course provides a comprehensive presentation of the major features and functions of an IMS telecommunications system. IMS/TM (Online) programming concepts and coding techniques are explained. Detailed coding examples are provided to reinforce the class materials and hands-on workshop programs.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

This course is intended for a Systems Analyst/Applications Programmer or an Applications Programmer who will be responsible for the development of IMS/TM application programs.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Master the basic concepts of "online" processing
  • Understand the IMS/TM environment and learn how application programs are executed within such an environment
  • Understand the purpose and program structures associated with Non-conversational and Conversational type programs
  • Learn the relationship between IMS/TM programs and Screen formats developed using Message Formatting Services (MFS)
  • Complete numerous in-class workshop programs

TOPICS (Return to Top)
  • IMS/TM Concepts
  • IMS/TM Application Program Concepts
  • IMS Library Considerations
  • Review Of MFS Concepts
  • IMS/TM Application Program Structure
  • Non-Conversational Programs
  • Pseudo-Conversational Programs
  • Conversational Programs (Part I)
  • Conversational Programs (Part II)
  • Alternate Terminals/Printers/Programs
  • Efficient Coding Techniques and the DSCA
  • Dynamic Attribute Modification
  • Appendix A: Purge and Rollback Calls
  • Review: Menu Screen and Program-to-Program Message Switch Concepts


Some experience coding IMS/DB calls and knowledge of COBOL/COBOL II and TSO/ISPF.