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Question
How do you restart a step in JCL?
 Question Submitted By :: JCL
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Answer
# 1
restart = jobstepname.procstepname
eg :jcl
if we need to restart from step2 in the proc...

//job1 job
restart=s1.step2
//s1 exec proc1
....

proc:
//proc1 proc
//step1 exec=...
//step2 exec=...
//step3 exec=...
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    72 Yes 17 No
Sv
 
Answer
# 2
Use RESTART=step name. 
Is This Answer Correct ?    66 Yes 15 No
Guest
 
 
 
Answer
# 3
//JOBNAME JOB ACCT,RESTART=PROCA.STEP2
//PROCA EXEC PROCA

PROCA:

//PROCA PROC

//STEP1 EXEC ...
//STEP2 EXEC ...
//STEP3 EXEC ...

The above program would restart the job from STEP2.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    40 Yes 2 No
Izwarya
 
Answer
# 4
Suppose there are 10 steps in a jcl,i need to execute form
the step5 to step10(need not execute from step1 to step4)
in that case i suppose to use restart.

ex:
//JOBNAME JOB ACCT,RESTART=PROCA.STEP5

//PROCA EXEC PROCA

PROCA:

//PROCA PROC

//STEP1 EXEC ...
//STEP2 EXEC ...
//STEP3 EXEC ...
//STEP4 EXEC ...
//STEP5 EXEC ...
//STEP6 EXEC ...
//STEP7 EXEC ...
//STEP8 EXEC ...
//STEP9 EXEC ...
//STEP10 EXEC ...
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    32 Yes 6 No
Santosh
 
Answer
# 5
Use RESTART=step name.

for procs:
restart = jclstepname.procstepname
jclstepname:name of the jcl step which invoke the proc.
Procstepname : the prostep which you want to restart.
eg :jcl
if we need to restart from step2 in the proc...

//job1 job restart=s1.step2
//s1 exec proc1
....

proc:
//proc1 proc
//step1 exec=...
//step2 exec=... -----Here we are going to execute step2
//step3 exec=...

--- Hi SV, you given a awesome answer. keep it up.
-Sk.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    22 Yes 2 No
Suputhru
 
Answer
# 6
Restart = Procstep.stepname 
Is This Answer Correct ?    29 Yes 12 No
Manas Mohapatra Uradha
 
Answer
# 7
Without Procs.
Use RESTART=step name.

For procs:
restart = jclstepname.procstepname
jclstepname:name of the jcl step which invoke the proc.
Procstepname : the prostep which you want to restart.
eg :jcl
if we need to restart from step2 in the proc...

//job1 job restart=s1.step2
//s1 exec proc1
....

proc:
//proc1 proc
//step1 exec=...
//step2 exec=... -----Here we are going to execute
step2
//step3 exec=...
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 0 No
Rammurthy
 
Answer
# 8
RESTART=TRANSFORM.STEP10 
Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 0 No
Xxx
 
Answer
# 9
There are much ways to restart a program.

RESTART= ({* } [,checkid] )
({stepname } )
({stepname.procstepname} )

1)If the job got failed in JES2 system.this will restart the program from the beginning.

//SORTVBFL JOB SORTVBFL,(SORTVBFL),CLASS=A,MSGCLASS=A,NOTIFY=&SYSUID
Restart=Y

2)If you want to Restart a particular step in JCL.
just use RESTART=STEPNAME(i.e Step040)

3)if you want to restart a particular step in proc
Use RESTART=procstepname.STEPNAME

*****************JCL*************************************
//SORTVBFL JOB SORTVBFL,(SORTVBFL),CLASS=A,MSGCLASS=A,NOTIFY=&SYSUID
//JCLLIB JCLLIB ORDER=(AAAA.BBBB.CCCC)
//JCLPROC EXEC JCLPROC
.
*****************JCL*************************************
.
****************PROC*(AAAA.BBBB.CCCC)***********************

//JCLPROC PROC

//STEP10 EXEC PGM=iefbr14
//.....
//.....
//STEP20 EXEC PGM=
//.....
//.....


if you want to restart at step020 of proc

Code RESTART=JCLPROC.Step020 on the JCL

4)//WORK JOB ,PORTER,RESTART=(*,CKPT2)
//SYSCHK DD DSNAME=CHKPT,UNIT=3330,DISP=OLD

checkid :-

Specifies the name of the checkpoint at which the system is to restart execution. This checkpoint must be in the job step specified in the first subparameter.
Omit checkid to request restart at the beginning of the specified job step.

When the name contains special characters, enclose it in apostrophes. Code each apostrophe that is part of the name as two consecutive apostrophes. For example, code CHPT'1 as 'CHPT''1'.

The JOB statement indicates that the system is to restart execution at checkpoint CKPT2 in the first job step. The SYSCHK DD statement defines the data set on which the system wrote checkpoint CKPT2.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 0 No
Manikandesvaran
 
Answer
# 10
There are 3 ways to achieve the above task.
1) Using restart & Cond:
Code restart=step15,cond=(0,le)
2) using restart & Null stmt
restart=step15, Code a null stmt(//) after step15.
3) Using Iebedit
//jobcard
//stepname exec pgm=iebedit
//sysut1 dd dsn=actual pds/ps that has the jcl
//sysut2 dd sysout=(*,intrdr)
//sysin dd *
edit type=include,stepname=step15
/*

Using option 1 & 2 will require the jcl to be copied to ur
personal pds and edit the jcl and pass it on to Operation
team to restart the job with the override pds

using option3 we can directly send this jcl to run without
editing the actual jcl
best way would be create a iebedit jcl in ur program
whenever the job needs to run for particular steps change
the iebedit jcl and send it to the team who will run the job
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 0 No
Rajani Mazumder
 

 
 
 
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