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In IMS, what does DBD stand for?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: In IMS, what does DBD stand for?
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Subject line says it all - though it sounds pretty trivial, however - if somone knows for sure --it will help me to get this thing clear. Looks like even IBM use "Description" and "Definition" interchangibly for DBD.

These are the links which state DBD as Datebase Description:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.ims9.doc.urs/dbdgen.htm
http://www.acronymfinder.com/Database-Description-(DBD).html
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.ims10.doc.sur/ims_dbdgen.htm

And these are the links which state DBD as Datebase Definition:
http://www.allinterview.com/showanswers/6347.html
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.imsintro.doc.intro/ip0inimsgen1003777.htm

What is more appropriate? Please assist.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Definition is description is definition. . .?

Actually, i've only heard people say/type DBD for many many years. . .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: In IMS, what does DBD stand for?
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This is similar to the "DFH" prefix in CICS.

When Bob Yelavich was alive, he commented that "DFH" meant absolutely nothing, were just arbitrary alphabetic letters and he would have known.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject:
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Is this a joke? It means DATA BASE DEFINITION.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply to: In IMS, what does DBD stand for?
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Hi Sandy,

I suppose not a joke as there are IBM manuals linked to the topic with both. . . icon_smile.gif

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