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Next Virtual Meeting:

Date: 10 August 2021
Time: 10:30am Central Daylight Time
Title: From Legacy to Infinity & Beyond
Abstract: IMS isn't that ancient system sitting in the corner just getting on with what IMS does. It's arrived in the 21st Century and provided a collection of new features that mean you don't need to move away from IMS towards Db2 (or some other SQL database). IMS has the Catalog, Open Database Manager (OBDM), Java DL/I, JDBC, and SQLIMS. This presentation will discuss how we go from a legacy IMS system to one that's ready for the new ways of accessing your old data. We'll start with the IMS Catalog because that's a pre-requisite to the other new functions with the IMS Database. We'll explain the Open Database Manager component (which works with IMS Connect to provide a remote database). We'll discuss JDBC versus Java DL/I. Finally we'll show how the new features of IMS give us an SQL interface in COBOL that allows access to IMS without needing to learn DL/I.

Click here to register for this webinar. The event number is 130 897 2154.

We are using Webex for our meetings.

Copies of earlier presentations are also available:

Future Virtual Meetings:

Date: 12 October 2021
Time: 10:30am CDT
Title: Overview of Fast Path DEDBs
Presenter: Karen N Tischer, dba IMS Education & Consulting, Instructor/Consultant

Date: 7 December 2021
Time: 10:30am CST
Title: IMS and Ansible
Presenter: Haley Fung, IBM Offering Manager for IMS 

We welcome input from Virtual IMS user group members about topics they would like to see presented at future virtual meetings. Email your ideas to me at