Using CA IDMS Extractor

This section provides the information that you need to significantly speed up the testing and maintenance phases of applications development by using CA IDMS Extractor. In addition, the many features that CA IDMS Extractor offers are documented.
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This section provides the information that you need to significantly speed up the testing and maintenance phases of applications development by using CA IDMS Extractor. In addition, the many features that CA IDMS Extractor offers are documented.
CA IDMS Extractor is an application development tool that significantly speeds up the testing and maintenance phases of applications development by reducing or eliminating the need to develop special test database load programs.
To use CA IDMS Extractor, three basic steps are necessary:
  1. Choose an appropriate CA IDMS database as input (that is, the source database).
  2. Use the Selection Criteria Specification Component of CA IDMS Extractor to describe the records of the source database that you want extracted from the source database and loaded to the target database.
  3. Tell CA IDMS Extractor to extract the selected records from the source database and load them to the target database. The source database remains unchanged.