GT01 - IMS/DB for Applications Programmers - 3 Days

Course Description


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For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.


Course Details

INTRODUCTION TO IMS
An Overview of IMS
IMS/DB Database Management System
Hierarchical Databases
The Relational Model
IMS Recovery

IMS CONTROL BLOCKS
IMS Control Blocks

DL/I
Database Definition - DBD
DBD Parameters
Program Communication Block - PCB
PCB Parameters
Communication PCBs
Database PCBs
Program Specification Block - PSB
PSB Parameters
DBD, PSB and ACB Load Modules

IMPLEMENTING A DATABASE
DBDGEN
PSBGEN
Physical Database Definition
Loading Data
Testing

DL/1 PROGRAM EXECUTION
Using DL/1 with IMS/DC or CICS
Running a DL/1 Batch Program
Running a DL/1 Batch Message Program

THE APPLICATION PROGRAM
Program Specification Block
Program Communication Blocks
Database PCBs
Database PCB Mask
Executing the Application Program
The xxENTRY DLITCBLxx Statement
PROCEDURE DIVISION USING Statement
Accessing IMS Databases using DL/1
The xxCALL CBLTDLIxx Statement

DL/1 CALL FUNCTIONS
What is a Call Function ?
Database Call Functions
GU - Get Unique
GHU - Get Hold Unique
GN - Get Next
GHN - Get Hold Next
GNP - Get Next Within Parent
GHNP - Get Hold Next Within Parent
ISRT - Insert
REPL - Replace
DLET - Delete
On-Line Call Functions
GU - Get Unique
GN - Get Next
ISRT - Insert
CHNG - Change
PURG - Purge

SEGMENT I/O AREAS
I/O Areas
I/O Area Size
I/O Segment Layout
Path Calls

SEGMENT SEARCH ARGUMENTS
General Use of SSAs
The Unqualified SSA
The Qualified SSA
The Boolean SSA
No SSAs

COMMAND CODES
The Null Command Code - *---
Concatenated Key - *C
Path Calls - *D
First or Last Segment Occurrence - *F or *L
Do Not Replace Segment - *N
Establishing Parentage - *P
Multiple Command Codes

DATABASE ORGANISATIONS AND ACCESS METHODS
Database Organisations
Hierarchical Indexed Sequential Access Method - HISAM
Hierarchical Indexed Direct Access Method - HIDAM
Hierarchical Direct Access Method - HDAM

FURTHER FACILITIES
IMS Utilities
Logical Databases
Secondary Indexes


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