The second part of IMS for the COBOL Programmer is for MVS programmers only. It teaches you how to handle online programs that access IMS databases and run under the data communications (DC) component of IMS. This book also covers Message Format Service (MFS). MFS acts as an interface between the format of messages at a terminal and the I/O formats in your programs. So you'll learn how to use MFS to create formatted screens that are easy for operators to use. And you'll learn what tasks you can handle through MFS instead of having to code for them in your DC programs.