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General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS Rest API (Version 1.0.1)

  • 1.  General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS Rest API (Version 1.0.1)

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-30-2021 05:13 PM

    To:         CA IDMS Customers

    From:     The Broadcom CA IDMS Product Team

    Subject:  General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS™ Rest API 1.0.1 0000 for z/OS


    On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions and new features of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce our latest update of the CA IDMS Rest API 1.0.1 0000 which is now available for licensed CA IDMS customers on Generally Available (GA) release(s) of the base CA IDMS/DB™ z/OS Plus product. 

    Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide modern, scalable access to z/OS services, tools, and data. With the CA IDMS REST API, you can use modern development tools to maintain your CA IDMS applications and leverage your mainframe investment.

    As part of the Broadcom CA Database modernization strategy, APIs play a role in transforming the mainframe for hybrid IT by making the mainframe a more integrated and agile platform. The IDMS REST API can extend database applications and automate database application maintenance and administration.

    The API also addresses a skills challenge; by providing a familiar and flexible way to interact with traditional mainframe platform, it can help ease new DBAs and developers into mainframe roles by allowing them to work with familiar tools and environments:

    • Ability to leverage modern tooling to automate systems management minimizing risk of system outages
    • Can be deployed with or without the Zowe/Brightside API Mediation Layer
    • Enable client dashboards or applications to view system and performance data

    REST API Architecture

    The CA IDMS REST API is built on the representational state transfer (REST) architecture with the exception of some services that are based on Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol.

    New Feature Benefits

    The CA IDMS REST API is enhanced to include additional endpoints and functionality! 

    • Execute freeform SQL statements
    • Return Network and SQL Database Metadata
      • schemas, tables, columns, primary keys, procedures, procedure columns, imported keys, exported keys
    • Return System Statistics metrics and information
      • values in JSON format from popular IDMS command, "DCMT DISPLAY STATISTICS SYSTEM"
    • Invoke Compilers
      • IDD
      • OCF
      • SCHEMA
      • SSC
      • SYSGEN
    • Return Data Source definitions


    To learn more, please visit our New Features section in TechDocs.

    We also encourage you to visit the CA IDMS product information page at and to review the documentation at ttp://  


    You can download your copy of CA IDMS Rest API online at Support and selecting CA IDMS where you can also utilize the case management system.  The Solution number is LU01108 to obtain the latest CA IDMS REST API 1.0.1 download.  To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at Tech Docs.  If you have any questions or require assistance, contact your local technical support group at or visit the Support Portal.

    Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help.  Please contact your local account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA IDMS IUA EIUA Community at

    For a list of Mainframe Education courses recommended by role, please visit the Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high-demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release.


    Thank you for your business.


    CA IDMS Product Team

    Product Owner, CA IDMS

  • 2.  RE: General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS Rest API (Version 1.0.1)

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-03-2021 05:17 PM
    Please watch our YouTube video for an introduction of the updates for the latest 1.0.1 version of the CA IDMS REST API!

    Product Owner, CA IDMS

  • 3.  RE: General Availability Announcement for CA IDMS Rest API (Version 1.0.1)

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-05-2021 08:09 PM
    Hello All!

    Please also see our latest blog posted to, titled, "CA IDMS REST API Expands Access to z/OS Services, Tools, and Data"!!!

    Product Owner, CA IDMS