Tutorials: IMS

Includes tutorials for basic IMS support features, and for using the IMS Segment Layout Editor and IMS Database Editor data tools.


These tutorials are written from the perspective that all of the following is true. Specific instructions for setting up your environment to adhere to these assumptions is found in the Before you begin these tutorials section that follows:

  • Windows File Explorer is set to show file names and extensions.
  • You are running the latest version of Micro Focus Enterprise Developer, which has been installed on your local machine using default installation settings, including the Rumba+ Desktop option.
  • You are using the embedded Rumba Mainframe Display when instructed to run an application or transaction in TN3270 mode. If you choose to use an alternative emulator, adjust the instructions to accommodate your software.
  • Enterprise Developer is started on your local machine.
  • Your parent project directory is c:\tutorials\IMS. If you choose to use an alternative parent project directory, adjust the instructions accordingly.
  • You have addressed all of the items in the Before you begin these tutorials section below.

Before you begin these tutorials

Before beginning, be sure you have addressed each of the following items:

Set Windows File Explorer options
These tutorials assume that your Windows File Explorer options are set to use the Details layout, and to show file name extensions. See your Windows documentation for more information.
Create a parent project directory
Create a directory in which to store the project files imported or created while completing this tutorial, which cites a parent project directory of c:\tutorials\IMS.
Start Visual Studio
If you need instructions to get Visual Studio started on your local machine, see To start Visual Studio.
Set Rumba+ TN3270 options
  1. In Visual Studio, click Tools > Options; then expand Micro Focus Tools and click TN3270 Display.
  2. In the right frame, ensure that Rumba (Embedded) is selected, and that Connect automatically is checked.
  3. Close the Options page.


These tutorials build on one another; therefore progress through them in the order presented here. The bottom of each topic provides Next topic and Previous topic navigational links to help you proceed in the proper sequence: