To define an IMS call in Online Express

Restriction: This topic applies only when the AppMaster Builder AddPack has been installed, and applies only to Windows platforms.
  1. In Online Express, click File > Database Access. The Database Access Summary window appears.
  2. Click Edit > Create. The Attributes dialog box appears.
  3. From the Database Type drop-down list, click IMS.
  4. If you want to change the call from a Query (default) to something else, click the Program Function drop-down list and click the program function you want to execute with the call.
  5. Click OK. The Record Selection dialog box appears, identifying all records defined in your database.
    Note: AppMaster Builder modifies your record names to recordname-REC, where recordname is the first eight characters of the original name. Plus symbols (+) that prefix record names indicate parent/child relationships.
  6. Check the boxes that identify the actions you want to perform on your data.
  7. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to qualify one or more fields, click Next. The Add/Delete Fields for Qualification dialog box appears.
      1. Check the fields you want to qualify.
      2. Click Next. The Qualification dialog box appears.
      3. Set the qualification parameters as you see fit.
      4. Click Finish.
    • If you do not want to qualify any fields, click Finish.
Note: When you want to add a child record for a particular parent, perform two separate steps. First, obtain the correct positioning for the child record by obtaining the parent. Additionally, specify *ADD for the obtain action to indicate that this is a preliminary step for inserting a record. Second, store the child record. Do not try to obtain the parent record and store the child record in one database access.