Query Management Facility (QMF) for End-Users - z/OS Training

Course #:WA1871

Query Management Facility (QMF) for End-Users - z/OS Training

The concepts of DB2 are briefly presented and discussed.  The Structured Query Language (SQL) is presented as the means to access DB2 data.  Several guided, hands-on, practice sessions give each attendee an opportunity to use QMF to build “custom:” reports from DB2 data using the extensive powers of the QMF FORMs panels. Use several other QMF facilities such as Help, Retrieve/”?”, Save/Display, Export/Import, Prompted and SQL Query modes, PROCs.

What you will learn

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain DB2 concepts, terminology and components
  • SELECT rows of data from DB2 tables using the WHERE clause to retrieve specific rows
  • Format QMF Reports by modifying the QMF FORM
  • Build Queries with the PROMPTED MODE
  • JOIN tables together to get information from each
  • Use the SQL SubSelect feature of SQL
  • Build QMF Reports “beyond the basics” using FORM.MAIN, FORM.PAGE, FORM.COLUMNS, FORM.FINAL, FORM.BREAK1-6, and the (form) LAYOUT command
  • Build QMF Reports using “additional FORM features” such as FORM.OPTIONS, FORM.DETAIL, FORM.CALC, FORM.COND
  • Build QMF PROCedures to Run a series of QMF commands allowing for user input of Data and SQL as VARIABLES
  • Use the QMF TABLE EDIT facility to SEARCH through a table and to make CHANGES to a table
  • Build SQL SELECT, INSERT and UPDATE statements using the QMF DRAW command

End-Users and Information Technology personnel who need use the Query Management Facility (QMF) to build reports from DB2 data.


At least six months of TSO/ISPF experience is recommended. No previous database experience is needed.

  Three Days.

Outline of Query Management Facility (QMF) for End-Users - z/OS Training

Day 1

 1.  DB2 Concepts and Terminology

 2.  The SELECT Statement

 3.  QMF Basics

Hands-on Lab - QMF Report Formatting 1 – SELECT and QMF Basics

 4.  QMF PROMPTED Query - Introduction

 5.  Join and SubSelect

 6.  QMF PROMOTED Join 1

 7.  QMF PROMOTED Join 2

Hands-on Lab - QMF Report Formatting 1 – Join / SubSelect – SQL and / or PROMPTED

Day 2

 8.  QMF Report Formatting 1

Hands-on Lab - QMF Report Formatting 1 – Basic Capabilities

 9.  QMF Report Formatting 2

10.  QMF Forms Show

11.  QMF Export Import

12.  QMF Form Detail

Hands-on Lab - QMF Report Formatting 2 – FORM Detail

Day 3

13.  QMF PROCs – Multiple QMF Commands

Hands-on Lab - QMF PROCs 1 – using Multiple QMF Commands

14.  QMF PROCs – VARIABLES as Data and as SQL components

Hands-on Lab - QMF PROCs 2 – using PROCs with VARIABLES

15.  QMF TABLE EDITOR - Search

16.  QMF TABLE EDITOR - Change

Hands-on Lab - QMF Table Searches and Changes


18.  Additional Exercises

Hands-on Lab – Additional Exercises

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.