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IMS Transaction Manager Application Programming

  • Course Code CM18G
  • Duration 2 days

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Course Overview


Learn how to write application programs that use Data Language One (DL/I) to process terminal input and output messages in an Information Management System / Data Communications (IMS/DC) system.

Course Schedule


Target Audience


This intermediate course is for individuals responsible for writing programs in Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), or Programming Language One (PL/I) using DL/I to communicate with terminals in an IMS/DC system.

Course Objectives

  • Modify an IMS batch DL/I application program to function in an IMS/DC environment: receiving a message from a terminal and sending output messages to terminals
  • Handle the exception conditions that may occur using DL/I functions
  • Work with Scratch Pad Areas (SPA) in an IMS-conversational program
  • Understand the application program considerations in using Message Format Services (MFS) and the system service functions data structures

Course Content

  • IMS TM System Overview
  • Message Processing Programming
  • Get/Send Terminal Data
  • Message Format Services (MFS)
  • Create and use MFS control blocks
  • IMS/TM Additional Facilities

Course Prerequisites


You should:

  • complete:
    • IMS Fundamentals (CM010) or IMS Fundamentals -Web (CMW01)
    • IMS DB Application Programming (U3717)
  • or be able to:
    • Describe the basic control and flow of IMS/DC communications facilities
    • Understand the DL/I components and calls of a database application program
    • Modify a program in COBOL or PL/I to add IMS/DC functions