Companion

Introduction

IMS Partner is a mainframe database query front end that generates queries for the various IMS Health databases. It replaces an earlier product, Microlink 2, that required users to write their queries in the mainframe query language with an approach mainly based on selections from lists.

This document describes a new component, called Companion. This allows users to reuse queries that were written in COS query language as the basis of queries within Partner.  Companion works with all versions of Partner.

If you want a quick overview of Companion and some of the issues involved in its implementation, follow the chain of "Quick Tour" links.

Quick Tour