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SAS ACCESS® 9 for IMS Reference

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-17
Document File: 311 page(s) / 4M

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. SAS/ACCESS ® 9 for IMS ®: Reference. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS/ACCESS® 9 for IMS®: Reference

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-58025-548-5
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P A R T 1 SAS/ACCESS Interface to IMS: Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Overview of the SAS/ACCESS Interface to IMS 3

Introduction to the SAS/ACCESS Interface to IMS 3

Purpose of the SAS/ACCESS Interface to IMS 3

Using the SAS/ACCESS Interface to IMS 4

SAS/ACCESS Descriptor Files for IMS 5 Executing SAS/ACCESS Programs in Batch Mode 7

Executing SAS/ACCESS Programs under TSO 8

About the Example Data in the Book 8

Chapter 2 IMS Essentials 11

Introduction to IMS Essentials 11

Overview of IMS Databases 12
Physical Databases and Program Views 18 DL/I Calls 25
IMS Execution Modes 30
Shared IMS Database Access 34

P A R T 2 The IMS Engine Interface: Usage 39

Chapter 3 Defining SAS/ACCESS Descriptor Files 41

Introduction to Defining SAS/ACCESS Descriptor Files 41 SAS/ACCESS Descriptor Files Essentials 41
Creating and Using Descriptor Files 42
Using View Descriptors in SAS Programs 45

Chapter 4 IMS Data in SAS Programs 49

Introduction to Using IMS Data in SAS Programs 49

Charting IMS Data 49
Calculating Statistics with IMS Data 50
Selecting and Combining IMS Data 56
Updating a SAS Data File with IMS Data 64 Example of VALIDVARNAME=V7 66

Chapter 5 Browsing and Updating IMS Data 71

Introduction to Browsing and Updating IMS Data 71

Browsing and Updating IMS Data with SAS/FSP Procedures 72

What's New vii Overview vii

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