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JCL Interview Questions
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If a job has 3 steps and step 1 and step 3 should get executed and step 2 should not get executed irrespective of the return code from the previous steps. How can it be done?


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At what stage, operator can change the class and priority of a submitted job?

2 3985

if time parameter is not coded on the job card and job step then what is the default time assigned to the entire job and for each step in the job by the systyem ?

ITC Infotech,

2 6729

what is the use of temporary files?


5 8852

how do u see jobs submitted before ur job ?

1 3895

I had Records in file Like this Company Code IBM 2 IBM 1 IBM 4 WIPRO 3 WIPRO 2 WIPRO 9 TCS 4 TCS 6 TCS 3 i want the record of every company with highest code How can i do that?


3 7150

what is the difference between return code and maxcc?


2 11902

I am having one step in my that step,i am calling one proc.In that proc,i have 10 steps.i want to call a particular step in that proc without writing any new jcl ike iebedit utility...


2 6229

How to use COND Parameter in jcl

NIIT, Wipro,

4 7798

a input file contains 1000 records, how to move the first 500 record into one out put file and how to move to second 500 records to anothere output file

ITC Infotech,

6 24269

A. Job Abended in STEP03. Now run job again to execute STEP03, STEP04 (STEP01,STEP02 should not execute again)

Cap Gemini, CSC, Xchanging,

3 6737

We have an output dataset in job with disp parameter as SHR. Can we write data in that file dataset?


2 6489

How can we increment subscript and index?


1 6482

I have DATE filed like DD-MM-YYYY, So I want output should be MM/DD/YYYY using JCL? Can anybody post the answer for above requirement?

BirlaSoft, FIS, Wipro,

4 14227

What does the one advantange of using IEBUPDTE?????

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What do we mean by 'Virtual storage' for a dataset and for a JOBSTEP ? What is the significance of the following statement for a programmer 'Virtual storage results in program addresses being independent of the addresses that actually exist in a computer' ?


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?


How to override a dsn that is contained in a proc called by another proc? I need to do the override in the calling jcl?


What is the purpose of dd * statement in jcl?


How does the jcl specify the job to os?


In order to continue a job after a return code of 12 in step1, what the step2 exec statement include?


in order to execute step2 a job after a return code of 8 in step1, what condition you will code in step2?


what JCL Procedures?


What is concatenating?


Explain how can return codes be tested before execution of a job step?


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


What dd statement is used to supply the name of a dataset?


Is their any set of rules for dd? Explain.


For what purpose steplib and joblib are used ?


What are s0c1, s0c4, s0c5, s0c7 and socb?