JCL Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What is a GDG

IBM,

3 7321

What is a Generation Data Group (GDG)?

2 4876

How is a GDG base created?

4 15797




What is model dataset label(Model DSCB)?

1 16392

How are GDGs concatenated?

1 7577

How is a new GDG coded?

2 5122

When should DISP=MOD is used?

TCS,

6 29043

How is a dataset passed from one step to another?

DELL,

2 7192




How are datasets concatenated?

CitiGroup,

2 6830

What is the difference between the JOBLIB and the STEPLIB statements?

3 21014

Name some of the JCL statements that are not allowed in procs.?

1 7147

What is primary allocation for a dataset?

4 7426

What is the difference between primary and secondary allocations for a dataset?

8 28719

How many extents are possible for a sequential file ? For a VSAM file ?

2 11286

What does a disposition of (NEW,CATLG,DELETE) mean?

3 8371


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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) ?

835


I have 5 steps in my jcl ,I need to execute first three steps and then 2nd step again ,4th and 5th steps if rc of 2nd step is zero

1158


What is the job entry system used in your project? based on what criteria the sequence of jobs are picked if priority is not mentioned in the job card?

905


What is timing concept in mainframe?

650


Is there any command to check wether the ps file is in sorted order?

1481


What is catelog procedure and how many catelog procedure to use in one job?

4407


How to resolve the error "WER488A JOIN CAPACITY EXCEEDED" I am using SYNCSORT with JOINKEYS to compare 2 files. I am Getting error - > WER488A JOIN CAPACITY EXCEEDED There are 2 files to be compared with about 2 million records each. LRECL is 3665. Can somebody give a pointer as to how to resolve this problem? I am using SYNCSORT with JOINKEYS to compare 2 files. I am Getting error - > WER488A JOIN CAPACITY EXCEEDED There are 2 files to be compared with about 2 million records each. LRECL is 3665. Can somebody give a pointer as to how to resolve this problem?

4358


I have mainpgm(abc) this is the only cobol pgm(non-db2).And this pgm calling subpgm name "acd" this also only cobol(non- Db)and this pgm calling some other subpgm this pgm has cobol-db2 pgm. 1) IF you calling static mode how to run and how to compile? 2) IF you calling dynamic mode how to run and how to compile? plz suggestion me.

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hello friends ,i have exam in Hsbc,pls any on send me placement papers and technical questions on mainframes,thank u

759


how to compare two datasets without using superce because output is limited to 133 bytes

353


I want to join to input files and write the matching fields on to an output file but i dont want the output file a sorted one

833


I have 60 steps in the JCL and want to Execute Only First from PROC by overriding in JCL ?

235


can any one plzzzzzz tell the jcl code for creating ps using idcams

6399


My Question is 1. How to cound no. of records in JCL. Please explain with an example. 2. How to execute only odd steps in JCL? I know EDIT TYPE = Inculde, Step Name = 1,3,5 and COND code for all even step. Anyone knows other than this.

1019


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?

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