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Created on Nov 21, 2022

Enable DVM Access through Visual Studio Code

The Scenario:

Currently we use Visual Studio Code for all development activities. Visual Studio Code acts as a single workstation. It is rich in libraries and plugins for distributed environments and Cloud environments. By using the ZOWE plug in, we can connect to z/OS as well.

The Problem:

Currently Visual Studio Code supports access to DB2 for z/OS but not access for IMS databases.

Current workarounds:

Currently we need to use multiple tools to verify the data flow for end-to-end testing.

Proposed solutions:

Since we are able to configure access to IMS DB in DVM, if a DVM plug were available in Visual Studio Code it would be so much easier to monitor the data flow from end to end in development and QA environments across all platforms.

If DVM were integrated into Visual Studio Code or if there were an IMS DB plug in Visual Studio Code then that would provide easy to access the IMS DB and MQ.

The Benefits/Value:

All data across all platforms (z/OS, Distributed and Cloud) would be available in one workstation.

Simplification of development and QA testing.

Improved efficiencies and increased productivity for developers and testers on a daily basis.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)