Templates and views

An FM/IMS template is a collection of information that you can use to select and format fields and segments for an IMS database. The template provides FM/IMS with a logical view of the data to be used when editing, browsing, extracting and printing.

Templates are based on COBOL, HLASM, or PL/I copybooks

The FM/IMS component, File Manager Base component and FM/Db2 component all use templates. However, these templates are not interchangeable: you cannot, for example, use a File Manager Base component template for IMS data.