Software requirements for creating an IMS database feed : Mashup Center 2.0Added by IBM on November 20, 2009 | Version 1 (Original)
Contents: MashupHub User and Administrator Guide : Mashup Center 2.0
The support for creating an IMS database feed in IBM®
Mashup Center has IMS requirements and tooling requirements.
To create an IMS database feed, you must have:
- IBM IMS Version 11 with integrated IMS Connect.
- IBM IMS Enterprise Suite DLIModel utility plug-in.
This plug-in must be properly installed into Eclipse, IBM Rational®
Developer for System z®
, or other integrated development environment, with Java runtime environment (JRE) or Java development kit (JDK) Version 6.
Because IMS databases are hierarchical rather than relational, the database structure must be translated into a database view metadata file that MashupHub can use and understand. The IMS Enterprise Suite DLIModel utility plug-in is used to generate a database view metadata file from your IMS source files.
The plug-in can be downloaded from the IMS Enterprise Suite DLIModel utility plug-in Web site at http://www.ibm.com/software/data/ims/toolkit/dlimodelutility/
. It needs to be installed into Eclipse, IBM Rational Developer for System z, or other integrated development environment.
The generated Java class file must be compiled with Java 6. Java 6 is required for runtime compatibility with the embedded WebSphere Application Server Version 7.
- IMS source files, including the program specification blocks (PSBs) and database descriptions (DBDs).
PSBs and DBDs contain the information about the database, and must be copied or transferred over by using the FTP protocol to the distributed environment that is accessible by the IMS Enterprise Suite DLIModel utility plug-in.