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Correlate IMSADF Secondary Transaction MFS Generation With the Generation of the Output Format Rule

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042874D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Weber, OW [+details]

Abstract

In IMS (Information Management System) ADF (Application Development Facility), secondary transactions are defined by means of an output format rule (OFR) and built under IMS by a Message Format Service (MFS). Previously, the MFS controls had to be hand coded by the application developer following exactly the code sequence defined by the OFR. If any changes were required, the rule generator input had to be changed, the OFR regenerated, and the MFS coding upgraded to reflect the contents of the new OFR. In rule generator Manual coding of MFS (Image Omitted) GENERATE OPTIONS=SEGL,SEGID=xx This problem was overcome in IMSADF II by defining a new rule generator interface and combining it with existing IMSADF capabilities.