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The PDF files of IMS documentation that are already in IBM Publications Center will remain available in IBM Publications Center.

Note: Other than the IMS 15 Program Directory, no IMS 15 PDF files in English are available in IBM Publications Center.
Table 1. IMS Version 15.3 publications in PDF
IMS Version 15.3 publication In English
Compressed (zip) file of all IMS 15.3 PDFs (90 MB) Download
Application Programming Download
Application Programming APIs Download
Commands, Volume 1: IMS Commands A-M Download
Commands, Volume 2: IMS Commands N-V Download
Commands, Volume 3: IMS Component and z/OS® Commands Download
Communications and Connections Download
Database Administration Download
Database Utilities Download
Diagnosis Download
Exit Routines Download
Installation Download
IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2® for z/OS Download
Licensed Program Specifications Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 1: DFS Messages Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 2: Non-DFS Messages Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 3: IMS Abend Codes Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 4: IMS Component Codes Download
Operations and Automation Download
Release Planning Download
System Administration Download
System Definition Download
System Programming APIs Download
System Utilities Download
Program Directory for IMS V15.03.00 Download
Program Directory for IMS DB VUE V15.03.00 Download
Program Directory for IMS TM VUE V15.03.00 Download
Table 2. IMS Version 15.2 publications in PDF
IMS Version 15.2 publication In English
Compressed (zip) file of all IMS 15.2 PDFs (90 MB) Download
Application Programming Download
Application Programming APIs Download
Commands, Volume 1: IMS Commands A-M Download
Commands, Volume 2: IMS Commands N-V Download
Commands, Volume 3: IMS Component and z/OS Commands Download
Communications and Connections Download
Database Administration Download
Database Utilities Download
Diagnosis Download
Exit Routines Download
Installation Download
IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2 for z/OS Download
Licensed Program Specifications Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 1: DFS Messages Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 2: Non-DFS Messages Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 3: IMS Abend Codes Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 4: IMS Component Codes Download
Operations and Automation Download
Release Planning Download
System Administration Download
System Definition Download
System Programming APIs Download
System Utilities Download
Program Directory for IMS V15.02.00 Download
Program Directory for IMS DB VUE V15.02.00 Download
Program Directory for IMS TM VUE V15.02.00 Download
Table 3. IMS Version 15.1 publications in PDF
IMS Version 15.1 publication In English In Japanese
Compressed (zip) file of all IMS 15.1 PDFs (90 MB) Download Download
Application Programming Download Download
Application Programming APIs Download Download
Commands, Volume 1: IMS Commands A-M Download Download
Commands, Volume 2: IMS Commands N-V Download Download
Commands, Volume 3: IMS Component and z/OS Commands Download Download
Communications and Connections Download Download
Database Administration Download Download
Database Utilities Download Download
Diagnosis Download -
Exit Routines Download Download
Installation Download Download
IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2 for z/OS Download -
Licensed Program Specifications Download -
Messages and Codes, Volume 1: DFS Messages Download Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 2: Non-DFS Messages Download Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 3: IMS Abend Codes Download Download
Messages and Codes, Volume 4: IMS Component Codes Download Download
Operations and Automation Download Download
Release Planning Download Download
System Administration Download Download
System Definition Download Download
System Programming APIs Download Download
System Utilities Download Download
Program Directory for IMS V15.01.00 Download -
Program Directory for IMS DB VUE V15.01.00 Download -
Program Directory for IMS TM VUE V15.01.00 Download -