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JCL Interview Questions
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after submiting the jcl.how do you know that the job has been completed.

ACS,

4 5796

how do you resolve for soc7 error

ACS, iGate,

6 15762

I have a PDS and want to omit few rows of all members of a PDS. How to do it?

Accenture,

6 9003

I have a Symbolic Parameter which can have a value say 01 or 02 etc. Now consider i have another Symbolic parameters which is used to get 3 digit code of months (JAN, FEB, etc) but for that i need to check the first symbolic parameter's value and provide its corresponding month's name in the second symbolic parameter. Say IF sym1 = 01 then sym2='Jan' ENDIF etc... In JCL, IF condition is used for RC, ABEND purposes of a step etc. When i use Symbolic parameter in IF clause it is showing Error message. Is there a way to get the above result possible in JCL. If you could provide me with an example, i would understand it better.

2233

How can i execute 5th step without executing first 4 steps?

4 6221

what are the options in file-aid to edit vsam dataset and to compare data sets.

Ocwen,

2 8331

how can we pass external data to instream procedures

IBM, Infosys, Ocwen,

5 8880

What is difference between Return Code, user completion code, Abend code and reason Code?

IBM, Satyam, Wipro,

2 11496

If the COND parameter is specified in both the JOB and EXEC statements, which one will take precedence? If JOB takes priority and if all the conditions evaluate to false, then will the conditions on the EXEC step be evaluated next?

Wipro,

4 11544

Suppose a proc step has a DD statement like //ABC DD DSN=TEST.FILE1,DISP=SHR DSN=TEST.FILE2,DISP=SHR and the above DD name is overridden from the JCL as given below //procstepname.ABC DD DSN=TEST.FILE3 - Will the DD statement now have just TEST.FILE3 or it will be TEST.FILE3 and TEST.FILE2? Suppose if it is overridden twice like //procstepname.ABC DD DSN=TEST.FILE3 //procstepname.ABC DD DSN=TEST.FILE4 Will this give a JCL error? If not, what will be final output?

2 10578

If the proc stepname is excluded while overriding the COND, TIME, REGION and PARM parameters while calling the proc, will the override only apply to the first step in the proc or all the steps for all the above parameters?

2 9889

Is there a limit of 3273 DD statements for a JCL or for every EXEC step in a JCL?

2 21449

There are 2 steps in a JCL. If the first step abends due to system or user abend and the second step has COND specified as EVEN or ONLY, will this step still be executed inspite of the abend in the previous step?

2 7514

My JCL have five steps & I created new versions of GDG in first step through fourth step & fifth step I was refered Step one GDG version. My JCL got abend at 4th step and how I can restart my JCL Please let me know the answers. //STEP1 EXEC GDG1(+1) DISP=(NEW) //STEP2 EXEC GDG1(+2) DISP=(NEW) //STEP3 EXEC GDG1(+3) DISP=(NEW) //STEP4 EXEC GDG1(+4) DISP=(NEW) //STEP5 EXEC GDG1(+1) DISP=(OLD)

HCL, IBM, L&T, TCS,

11 39452

How many types of parameters are used in JCL and what are mandatory parameters of JOB statement.

IBM,

13 19669


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Un-Answered Questions { JCL }

Explain the function of //cntl statement?

200


how you will define a temporary dataset in jcl?

258


what are the types of abends that occur on job failure? And explain the possible causes of these

709


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

220


What is 'mounting' of volumes ? Is there anything that a programmer can do in it ? How to find currently mounted volume ?

1408






Explain how can a stopped job be started again?

203


How dummy is used in jcl?

236


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

3703


Why block size is multiple of lrecl in jcl?

246


Which dd parameters are required?

200


I have a cobol db2 program(PGM A) where other program (PGM B) will call this program and passes some 50 fields data to PGM A. PGM A has some layout in which it receives the data from PGM B. And this layout has been copied in the linkage section pf PGM A. After getting the data, PGM A writes the data in a flat file in the same layout which it receives from PGM B. PGM B is a simple COBOL pgm. Please provide a JCL to run these programs.

1209


in ways data can be passed to a COBOL program from JCL?

237


I have a COBOL program that ACCEPTs some input data. How do you code the JCL statement for this?

261


Brief description of inline procedure of jcl.

236


if we want to use a gdg which is already created by some job, then how to use the reference of the last generation in a jcl?

236