Using Total Transparency

The CA IDMS Total Transparency is a product that helps users of the Total Database Management System convert to a CA IDMS/DB database environment. Through the transparency, Total users can:
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The CA IDMS Total Transparency is a product that helps users of the Total Database Management System convert to a CA IDMS/DB database environment. Through the transparency, Total users can:
  • Convert an existing Total database to a CA IDMS/DB database
  • Run existing Total application programs against the new CA IDMS/DB database
CA IDMS Total Transparency as a Conversion Tool
To convert a Total database to a CA IDMS/DB database, the transparency does the following:
  • Translates Total data definition language (DDL) into the logical DDL needed for a CA IDMS/DB database
  • Loads the unloaded Total database to a CA IDMS/DB database
CA IDMS Total Transparency as a Runtime Tool
To enable Total application programs to run against the CA IDMS/DB database, the transparency provides a runtime interface. This interface 
replaces
 all Total software and performs the following functions:
  • Simulates the Total database processing environment to satisfy database requests issued by Total applications.
  • Converts Total data manipulation language (DML) calls into CA IDMS DML calls.
  • Represents CA IDMS/DB data structures as Total data structures.
  • Accepts Total database requests from both batch and CICS programs. CICS programs must issue command level requests.