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JCL Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

Can we use empty VSAM as input?

Convergys, Kanbay,

9 20827

What is GDG and what is the maximum limit of versions that can be created?

Convergys,

9 39644

What is the use of the utility DFSRRC00 in the JCL?

Convergys,

2 33205

If there are five steps in a JCL i have to execute the 3rd step, bypass the 4th step and execute the 5th step how do i do this?

Cognizant, Convergys, IBM, TCS, Wipro,

13 58126

What is the use of DUMMY statement in the JCL? What is the use of DUMMY Utility in the JCL?

Convergys,

12 55679

what is the difference between the JCLLIB and JOBLIB ,and where do we use it ?

Convergys,

3 16205

Given a input file with duplicates how to remove the duplicate records from the file using JCL?

CDS, Convergys, TCS,

6 26320

What is the difference between joblib and jcllib statements

IBM, Maples,

7 29351

A maximum of 100 chars can be passed to Cobol through Parm in JCL, If we want to pass more than 100 Chars how we can do it ?

IBM,

3 8757

A maximum of 100 chars can be passed to Cobol through Parm in JCL, If we want to pass more than 100 Chars how we can do it ?

IBM,

4 11330

I have one GDG. Everyday One new version is being created.Now I want to split this created version in different files each having 1000 records. Here Problem is I don't know How many records will be there in new version of GDG? that's why I don't know How many Out files we need to use . Interesting??????????????

CTS,

4 15821

can u execute a proc from another proc?

Logica CMG,

5 9909

We have 100 steps in a procedure and we need to run the jcl and execute only 25th step in the proc and not the remaining steps. How can we do it?

IBM, JPMorgan Chase,

5 12488

IN MY JCL I VE 8 STEPS I WANT TO EXCUTE STEP 8 FIRST THEN EXCUTE STEP 4 ,HOW WILL EXCUTE STEP 8 BEFORE STEP 4?

Cognizant, IBM, IGT,

7 22689

i have a jcl in which 4 & 5 step creates a new generation. 4th step output is as input for the 6th step & 5th step output is used as input in the 7th step. How they are refered as in the 6th & 7th steps? If the job abends in 6th step then how the 5th step output is refered in 7th step?

IBM,

2 5613


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Un-Answered Questions { JCL }

What are the difference between jcl and jes?

223


A chkpt is the parameter coded for multi-volume qsam datasets in a dd statement. When a chkpt is coded as chkpt=eov, a checkpoint is written to the dataset specified in the sysckeov statement at the end of each volume of the input/output multi-volume dataset. State whether true or false?

204


Name the parameters which can be used to limit the number of records written to a sysout dataset?

185


When output dataset space is required, what quantity categories are used?

187


which utility is used to sort a file in jcl?

205






Is automatic restart possible in jcl? If yes, how?

195


Name a few IBM utility programs, and explain its function.

3679


How dummy is used in jcl?

205


How can a jobs execution priority be modified?

205


Is condition checking possible in jcl?

199


Suppose I have a program in cobol name ”careerride” and want to execute the program by jcl. Specify the process?

195


//S10 EXEC PGM=ICETOOL //TOOLMSG DD SYSOUT=* //DFSMSG DD SYSOUT=* //CON DD DSN=VAR.INPUT1,DISP=SHR // DD DSN=VAR.INPUT2,DISP=SHR //OUT DD DSN=VAR.OUTPUT,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE), // SPACE=(CYL,(5,5)),UNIT=SYSDA //TOOLIN DD * * Splice the needed data from the two VB files together SPLICE FROM(CON) TO(OUT) ON(5,5,CH) WITHALL - WITH(12,5) WITH(22,20) VLENMAX /*

379


What parameters can be used to limit the number of records written to a sysout dataset?

237


Explain the job statement in jcl?

186


Suppose there are 2 Input files Infile-1 and Infile-2. Both the Files contain Employee Records. You need to compare both the files and Write the Common Records in third file named Outfile. How can we do this using File-Aid?

1510