Message Type Page

This wizard page enables you to define the structure of input and output messages, when working with a COBOL copybook.

Important information
  • General information about this wizard is available here: Create New Virtual Service Wizard
  • This wizard page is available only if you chose to import a COBOL copybook for the service description.
  • For additional details on specific service types, see Virtual Service Types.
Wizard map

The create new virtual service wizard contains:

Import Real Service Description Page > Choose Service Protocol Page > Service Properties Page > Summary of Virtualization Page

See also

Virtual services

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element Description
Create messages specifying input and output elements

Displays the message types available for input and output, as defined in your COBOL copybook.

Only one COBOL structure may be assigned as the input message, and another as the output message.

Create multisegmented messages

A multi-segmented message is composed of multiple COBOL structures. Each COBOL structure may occur one or more times in a segmented message.

Note: Not all IMS protocols support this feature.