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An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System by Steve Nathan, Sandy Sherrill, Rick Long, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Margaret Wilson, Kenny Blackman, John Butterweck, Diane Goff, Barbara Klein

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Chapter 15. Application Programming for the IMS Database Manager

Application programs can interact with IMS DB in two ways:

• Applications that use the Data Language/Interface (DL/I) database call interface

• Java applications that use the IMS Universal drivers for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) access or DL/I access

This chapter discusses the DL/I database call interface. See Chapter 18, “Application Programming in Java,” for information about how Java applications call IMS.

In This Chapter

Introduction to Database Processing

Processing a Single Database Record

COBOL and PL/I Programming Considerations

Processing Databases with Logical Relationships

Processing Databases with Secondary Indexes

Loading Databases

Using Batch Checkpoint/Restart ...

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