Automatic Processing of Multiple SEGMENT Occurrence (Twins)
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a solution to the problem of processing multiple occurrences of the same segment on the same screen. IMSADF II (Information Management System Application Development Facility Version 2) is an application generator which runs under IMS. As an application program, it can automatically read data from a screen, manipulate the data, perform data base updates, and write the screen back to IMS, as well as perform various other data processing functions. The usual method of processing is to display and process data from a single segment occurrence of each segment in one or more hierarchical paths, but many customers have a need to display and process data from multiple occurrences of a segment (twins) on the same screen. This is called twin processing.