IDMS Interview Questions

  1. What is a bind?
  2. What is a page?
  3. What is the IDD?
  4. What is DB-Key?
  5. What is a region?
  6. What is currency?
  7. What is a run unit?
  8. What is autostatus?
  9. What is an OOK-Rec?
  10. What does a FINISH do?
  11. What is a junction record?
  12. What is currency in IDMS?
  13. What is autostatus in IDMS?
  14. What does a ROLLBACK do?
  15. How are record locks released?
  16. What does a store statement do?
  17. What is the purpose of a READY?
  18. What does a COMMIT statement do?
  19. How does IDMS insure data integrity?
  20. What is an area sweep and when is it used?
  21. How does IDMS communicate with CICS?
  22. What sets will the stored record connect to?
  23. Name and explain the three location modes?
  24. Why would you use find and get rather than an obtain?
  25. What is the meaning of the return codes 0307 and 0326?
  26. What are the types of record locks and how are they set?
  27. What is the meaning of ‘Copy IDMS Subschema-Binds’?
  28. What is the difference between a schema and a subschema?
  29. Explain the difference between record occurrence and record type?
  30. What is the difference between a schema and a subschema in IDMS?
  31. Distinguish among erase, erase permanent, erase selective and erase all?
  32. What does a status return code of nn29 mean in relation to record locks?
  33. What is the difference between local and central version operating modes?
  34. What is a set? What pointers are required, what are possible? How may sets be ordered?
  35. So manual and automatic are the connect options for a set. What are the disconnect options?
  36. Is there a application program coding difference between local and central version mode?
  37. What is a set in IDMS? What pointers are required, what are possible? How may sets be ordered?
  38. If you are current on the owner of a set, what is the difference between an obtain next and obtain first?
  39. If the stored record is not defined as automatic of a set, how can it be stored as a member of the set?
  40. When you are obtaining next within a set and get a end of set return code, on what record are you now current?