Getting Input Variable



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Getting Input Variable

Postby fuuss » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:50 pm

Hello

I am still facing a little problem
I just wrote a job that starts a Rexx program with a special parameter, this works great but the next step of my program is
that I can input the JCL with the parameter like "sub FTPPT 081207 and this variable, if it is <> '' will be passed over to the Rexx

//* JOB STATEMENT                                       
//S1 EXEC PGM=IKJEFT1A,DYNAMNBR=200       
//SYSEXEC DD DSN=CISYSCL.REXX.EXEC,DISP=SHR             
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                                 
//SYSTSPRT DD SYSOUT=*                                 
//SYSTSIN DD *                                         
%FTPPT2 12121212
/*



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Re: Getting Input Variable

Postby MrSpock » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:28 pm

I honestly don't understand your question.

All I can say at this point is that all of the steps of a job are independent from each other. Data can't be passed from one step to another. It has to be stored externally (i.e. in a dataset). Only then can it be shared.
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Re: Getting Input Variable

Postby fuuss » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:39 pm

So it is not possible to start the JCL with a parameter like "JCLPRG 120979"
I did this already with a RExx but I am searching the same in JCL
EX REx
/* rexx */       
PARSE ARG tempd /


with this parse i can input a variable

I hope I explained it better

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Re: Getting Input Variable

Postby MrSpock » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:56 am

Are you talking about using the JCL SET statement to assign a value to a variable to be used within the JCL?
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Re: Getting Input Variable

Postby Bill Dennis » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:40 pm

You cannot supply a JCL variable and have it inserted into a control statement for SYSTSIN. If you have a fixed number of values, you could create control members in a PDS and point to the member name using a symbolic variable.
//SYSTSIN  DD DSN=my.ftp.pds(#081208),DISP=SHR
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Re: Getting Input Variable

Postby fuuss » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:05 pm

Hmm ok thanks for the replies

I found a solution I will take in the string from a file
//FILE JCLLIB  ORDER=(CISYSCL.JOB.FTP.CNTL)
//     INCLUDE MEMBER=FTPFILE       


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