IMS DB Application Programming

IMS DB Application Programming


This course introduces the student to the concepts of Hierarchical Data Bases in IMS and covers the programming components necessary for their processing. It is designed for systems analysts and applications programmers.


Some experience of COBOL or PL/1 programming, as well as Program Edit and submission knowledge, are recommended.


4 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the basic components of IMS DB.
  • Understand the basic IMS DB terminology.
  • Describe the main facilities available in IMS DB.
  • Write and test a basic COBOL or PL/1 program to access IMS Data Bases.

Course Content

Objectives of a Data Base.
Hierarchical Data Base terminology.
Programming to access Data Bases.
Description and use of Command Codes.
Description of Secondary Indexing.
Description of Logical Relationships.
Overview of IMS Access Methods.
Running Batch IMS programs.

NOTE: This course is commonly combined with IMS DC Application Programming and run over 5 days, please ask for more details.

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