Does IMS support Web services?

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Does IMS support Web services?

Post by Technocrat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:55 pm

Hi,

Does IMS supports Web Services. I could find that CICS supports Web Service but could not found for IMS. Can someone please tell me.


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Re: Does IMS support IMS services?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:06 pm

You could have found out Yourself by googling with "ims web services"
which returned about 650000 hits, - one of which reported
IMS Enterprise Suite V3.1 - SOAP Gateway - Web service provider ...
https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... myxu54NEHq
SOAP Gateway enables IMS™ applications as web service providers that receive inbound requests from external client applications. ... The following figure shows the SOAP Gateway runtime environment when IMS applications are enabled as web service providers and receive inbound ...
now You should be able to proceed by Yourself


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Re: Does IMS support Web services?

Post by Technocrat » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm

Thanks Enrico. In one of the meetings a question was raised why IMS DC is not used in our system? Actually we use IMS as database while the online system is CICS. One of the senior said that there is a possibility that they wanted to use Web-services when they took decision long back to use online system. Back then possibly IMS didn't support Web-services while CICS did. But searching all over I could not find out if web-services were supported by IMS first or by CICS?


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Re: Does IMS support Web services?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:53 pm

the decision to use IBM/DC rather than CICS does not usually depend on small details like that one
and more probably the decision was taken loong time before anybody knew about the term WEB services


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Re: Does IMS support Web services?

Post by Technocrat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks enrico, you might be correct.


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