The SAS/ACCESS interface to IMS brings together the resources you need for effective information delivery. SAS/ACCESS software provides an interface between SAS and the IMS database management system (DBMS). In this title you will learn how to perform the following tasks: create SAS/ACCESS descriptor files using the ACCESS procedure, directly access data in IMS databases from a SAS program using the view descriptor files created with the ACCESS procedure, extract data from IMS databases and place it in SAS data files using the ACCESS procedure, the DATA step, or other SAS procedures, update, insert, or delete data in IMS databases using the SQL procedure, SAS/FSP software, the APPEND procedure, or the MODIFY statement (the MODIFY statement can be used with the IMS interface view engine, and supports REPLACE, DELETE, and INSERT calls), and issue DL/I calls to update, insert, and delete data in IMS databases using the DATA step interface's INFILE, INPUT, FILE, and PUT statements. Consider this title your source for complete details on accessing IMS data with SAS. The ACCESS procedure has been enhanced to include new statements and options. This title is designed for users who need complete reference information for using IMS data with SAS.