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If condition is given in job card, what about first step, wh

Postby arunkumar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:35 pm

If condition is given in job card, what about first step, whether the condition is checked for it or not? If checked then with which return code is it compared?
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Postby expat » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Return codes are checked against previously executed steps.
STEP1 has no previously executed steps, therefor has nothing to check against.
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Re: If condition is given in job card, what about first step, wh

Postby Robert Sample » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:41 pm

From the JCL Language Reference manual:
16.5.4 Location in the JCL

You can specify the COND parameter on any EXEC statement in the job. However, the system evaluates a COND parameter on the first EXEC statement in a job as false.
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