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3 Days
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This course trains developers in IMS Database concepts & design. The student will be able to write application programs that access and update DL/I databases.


This course is one step in the following Learning Journey:

  1. Mainframe Application Developer


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Write application programs that access and update DL/I databases
  • Explain the program specification block and the program communication block
  • Identify DL/I call function use
  • Update call design considerations
  • Describe command codes and Boolean SSA’s


  • COBOL Programmers


    • Working knowledge of batch processing and COBOL is required


  • Introduction
    • Objectives of data base management systems
    • Benefits of IMS over VSAM
    • Parent and Children Relationships
    • Comparison of VSAM and IMS Data Access
  • DBDs and PSBs and a simple program
    • Define a Database
    • Pointer Concepts
    • Define a PSB
    • Basic Get Next Processing
  • Get Calls
    • Get Next
    • Get Unique
    • Multiple PCBs for different databases within a PSB
    • Get Next in Parent
    • Multiple SSAs in a call
    • Boolean Operands
  • Advanced Retrieval
    • D command code - Path Calls
    • Using Multiple PCBs for the same database
    • C command code Key Processing
    • F and L Command Codes
    • Using Secondary Indexes
  • Updating
    • Get Hold call
    • REPL
    • DLET
    • ISRT using Direct Parent Specification
    • ISRT based on Positioning
    • Loading the Database
  • Recovery
    • Recovery concepts
    • Simple Checkpoints
    • Symbolic Checkpoints and Extended Restart
  • IMS Testpgm
    • EXEC DLl Commands
    • Compiling and LinkEditing a program with Exec DLl commands
    • Detail comparison of call interface and Exec DLI
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