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How we can code in a jcl to execute a job in a particular time and date without using any job shudular?. (Eg) i want to execute a particular job at 8 am on 01/01/2010.

Target,

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How to search strings in multiple dataset with conditions 'string1 & string2'?

IBM,

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My JOB contains three steps. //STEP1 EXEC PGM=ABC //STEP2 EXEC PGM=DEF //STEP3 EXEC PGM=GHI My Question is 1) I want to execute second step only. How will do. 2) Soppose U consider above three steps are in PROC steps and I want execute the PROC second step only? How to execute the second step only. During exection time its creating any ABEND? Please let me know..........

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I have 2 steps in my exec statement , in first step I am creating a gdg, and the output of this step is going into second step as a input, and this second step is abended , now how could i approach in this case.

Bank Of America,

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I have a File that has duplicate records. I need only those records that occur more than thrice.

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Suppose I have a file with three fields with data in the following format 1. empid - S9(4) COMP 2. empname - X(20) 3. empsal - S9(5)V(2) COMP-3 If I view this file, it will not be in a readable format. How to display the empid and empsal fields in a readable format without using COBOL program? What kind of SORT card will have to be coded?

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Is there a way to check for an empty file in JCL other than using IEBCOMPR and the command PRINT COUNT(1)?

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Can comments be specified at the very beginning of a jobcard? Will the JCL execute?

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How many steps we can overide in the proc's?

CS,

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How would I code JCL to copy a gdg data set G001v00 and create a gdg Data set G001v01

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How to overide the symbol parameter in the jcl ?

UST,

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I have three files for one step i need to override the third file how to do that in jcl?

UST,

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hi iam learning mainframes,can anybody tell me how to check JCL errors.(after submiting the JCL we have check in spool or is there any other method)

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i am trying to copy a PS file into VSAM file in step2 by using PGM=IDCAMS,COND=(0,LT) and the pS file is getting sorted in the step1. I got the return code 00 for step1 but step2 got flushed. can u please help on this. Below is My JCL. SEPP050 EXEC PGM=SORT,REGION=6144K SYSIN DD DSN=SYSCMN.PROD.CCLIB (F5910BNN), DISP=SHR SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=* SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=A SORTIN DD DSN=Z1225BT.F5910EPP.HISOUT, DISP=SHR SORTOUT DD DSN=Z1225BT.F5910EPP.HISOUT.SORTOUT5, DISP= (NEW,CATLG,DELETE),UNIT=DELQ, SPACE=(CYL, (500,500),RLSE), DCB= (RECFM=FB,LRECL=1606,BLKSIZE=16060,BUFNO=15) SORTWK01 DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL, (1)) SORTWK02 DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL, (1)) SORTWK03 DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL, (1)) SORTWK04 DD UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(CYL, (1)) SYSIN1 DD UNIT=VIO,SPACE= (80,1) * SEPP060 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS,COND= (0,LT) SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=* SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=* SYSLIST DD SYSOUT=* *** DD01 DD DSN=Z1225BT.F5910EPP.HISOUT.SORTOUT, // DISP=SHR //*** //DD01O DD DSN=Z1225BT.F5910PHS, // DISP=SHR, // AMP=(AMORG,'BUFND=12,BUFNI=5') //SYSIN DD DSN=SYSCMN.PROD.CCLIB(F5910BBB), // DISP=SHR Output RC for the two steps: SDCBPJ05 SEPP050 00 236 .00 .00 .0 SDCBPJ05 SEPP060 FLUSH 0 .00 .00 .0

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How I sort the records in a file and copy the first 10 records to another file

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How can the attributes of one sms dataset be copied to another dataset?

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Explain how can the attributes of one sms dataset be copied to another dataset?

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Many jcl statements contain specific values designed to direct and control the execution of the statement. What are these fields called?

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Is it possible to code instream data in a PROC?

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Explain the function of dd disp parameter?

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How does jcl act on a cobol code?

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Is it possible to left uncode disp? If yes, how?

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How can a jobs execution priority be modified?

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Hello Guys, I have 1+ Year Experience in MAINFRAME TESTING. After 1 Week I have an Interview With a Company on Mainframe Testing. Please Could You Guys Please Suggest me What Sections Should I prepare ?? ___Tell Me the Topic Or Appropriate Site & Links. ?? ---------------Thank You

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write a jcl to execute a job by 7:00 am on jan 20,1986?

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In job processing, what happens in execution stage?

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//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 /*

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We can use PASS with permanent datasets also. THEN Which is the condition in which we may use PASS (instead of KEEP) with permanent data sets, while there is no need to specify UNIT and VOL for them like temporary data sets (in cas we use KEEP for permanent data sets) ?

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Suppose I have seven jobs to do, but I want to hold one than how can I do this?

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I want to JCL sort for Non-COMP and COMP-3 fields SORT FIELDS=(1,5,A,6,11,A,12,11,A,19,1,A,20,1,A),FORMAT=BI,EQUALS Length of comp bytes is 11 bytes which start at 6byte and 12 byte considering 11 bytes in comp-3 is 6 bytes. Can anyone tell if the above sort work SORT FIELDS=(1,5,A,6,6,A,12,6,A,19,1,A,20,1,A),FORMAT=BI,EQUALS does not works OK

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