Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA



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Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA

Postby Pebble » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:04 am

Hi,

Can anyone tell me the main difference between using SYSIN DD * and using SYSIN DD DATA ?

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Re: Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:17 am

Hello,

DD DATA handles jcl as data rather than job control statements.
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Re: Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA

Postby Pebble » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:18 am

Hi Dick,

Thank you for your quick response.

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Re: Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:21 am

You're welcome :)

Also, you will want to file away this link - it is the Table of Contents for the JCL Reference Manual:

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... 0/CONTENTS
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