Using the CA IDMS Database Dictionary Loader Option

This section provides the conceptual and operational information necessary to use the CA IDMS Database Dictionary Loader Option including:
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This section provides the conceptual and operational information necessary to use the CA IDMS Database Dictionary Loader Option including:
  • Syntax and job control language
  • Considerations relating to using the CA IDMS Dictionary Loader effectively
CA IDMS Dictionary Loader populates the dictionary
The CA IDMS Dictionary Loader is a syntax converter used in conjunction with the Integrated Data Dictionary (IDD) to simplify the task of populating the dictionary with information contained in COBOL source programs. The CA IDMS Dictionary Loader processes a system of programs (that is, programs that process common files and records) individually and then collectively. This processing yields a collection of useful reports and the Data Dictionary Definition Language (DDDL) source statements (that is, ADD PROGRAM, ADD RECORD, and ADD FILE) needed to populate the dictionary with information on the programs.
What follows
To acquaint you with the CA IDMS Dictionary Loader, this section presents a system overview, a list of system capabilities, and a description of the reports the CA IDMS Dictionary Loader generates. Sections 2, 3, and 4 discuss the input, output, and operation of each of the three CA IDMS Dictionary Loader components separately.