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IM1090 IMS Database (DB) Coding
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor led, Hands-on workshops
Public Price$2950.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

This course is designed for application programmers requiring a detailed understanding of IMS database processing.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

Application programming personnel.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Code programs utilizing efficient retrieval, replace, delete and insert calls to IMS databases
  • Design, code and test restartable programs using symbolic checkpoint/restart and GSAM databases

TOPICS (Return to Top)
  • Hierarchical Structures and Associated Terminology
  • Coding of Call Functions, PCBs, I/O Areas, SSAs, Entry Statement
  • Status Code Checking
  • Testing with BTS
  • Sequential vs. Random Processing
  • Parentage, Command Codes and Boolean SSAs
  • Database Positioning
  • Secondary Indexes
  • IMS Access Methods (including GSAM)
  • IMS JCL Requirements (BMP vs. DLI Batch)
  • Checkpoint/Restart


COBOL or PL/I, TSO, JCL, IMS Concepts.