Preparing the IMS Transactions Environment

The following diagram illustrates the basic flow of the Adapter for IMS Transactions:

This diagram illustrates how the client application communicates with the Application Adapter Server using the TCP/IP or HTTP protocol. The communication to the IMS region uses IMS Connect.

To provide for transparent execution of IMS transactions, metadata describing the program input and output areas is held on the server. This metadata can be derived from COBOL copy book entries, if available.

A Web Console is available as the primary configuration and maintenance tool. It is used to add or change adapter communication parameters and in creating or maintaining the metadata associated with the programs to be executed.