How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename



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How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby D9988 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:16 am

Hello. I am trying to add the date variable to the filename of Email attachment.

I am able to add date variables to the subject of my email. When I try this with the filename, it actually displays the text "&DATE" instead of the date.

Can someone please help with the syntax required to add the date to a filename? Here is the JCL:

//TJOB01 EXEC PGM=IKJEFT1B,COND=(0,NE)                   
//SYSEXEC   DD DSN=T.CLIST,DISP=SHR               
//SYSPRINT  DD SYSOUT=(,)                                   
//SYSTSPRT  DD SYSOUT=(,)                                   
//EMAILFLE  DD DSN=RPT.OUTPUT(+0),     
//          DISP=SHR                                       
//EMAILMSG  DD *                                           
/*                                                         
//SYSTSIN   DD *                                           
%XMITIP     'TEST'<TEST@TEST.COM> -         
   FROM     'TEST'<TEST@TEST.COM> -     
   REPLYTO  'TEST '<TEST@TEST.COM>  -                 
   FILEDD   EMAILFLE      -                                 
   FILENAME &UDATE-TEST.XLS -                               
   FORMAT   XLS           -                                 
   MSGDD    EMAILMSG      -                                 
   SUBJECT  'TEST REPORT &DATE'   

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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

 

Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:02 am

Hello,

Is &UDATE a typo?

Is your release of XMITIP current or is this possibly an old copy that does not have the needed functionality?
Hope this helps,
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby MrSpock » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:07 am

I was perusing a copy I have of the XMITIP User's Guide, and it shows the date variable &UDATE (date as mmddyy) and it's supposed to be valid for the FILENAME keyword.
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby D9988 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:09 am

The guide says it's possible to use symbolic parameters for filenames. In one of the JCL examples, it shows the filename as I have used it below. I have tried &DATE and other parameters too. It's possible that maybe I do have an older version of XMITIP that doesn't support this. Adding the date is not critical, I just thought it would be nice to include it. I will try some other parameters to see if they work. If not, I think I will just leave the date out. Thanks for both of your input!
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby MrSpock » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:13 am

D9988 wrote:I will try some other parameters to see if they work. If not, I think I will just leave the date out. Thanks for both of your input!


Or try some other way. You could certainly build the single record " FILENAME mmddyy-TEST.XLS - " in a utility/program step, with the value for &UDATE provided, and pass it to this job step.
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:50 am

Hello,

I was perusing a copy I have of the XMITIP User's Guide, and it shows the date variable &UDATE (date as mmddyy) and it's supposed to be valid for the FILENAME keyword.
There's one of my "new things" for today :)

Thanks!

Seems like there are quite a few folks who get/have current XMITIP documentation but the current code is not installed. . . Bummer. . . :?
Hope this helps,
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby D9988 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:16 am

Thanks again. I tried to do it the alternate way - to pass the filename from an earlier step.

In my natural program, I added the write of a 2nd work file, which I write date + filename + ".XLS" to (compressed leaving no space) ). I gave the workfile the following attributes:

DD DSN=&&TEMP1,
DISP=(NEW,PASS),
SPACE=(TRK,(5,5),RLSE),
DCB=(RECFM=FB,BLKSIZE=0,LRECL=55)

In my email step, I try to reference it like this:
FILENAME &&TEMP1 -

I also tried many variations similar to:
FILENAME DD DSN=&&TEMP1,
DISP=SHR -

But when I run it I get a return code of 4, and the SYSTSPRT indicates "INVALID COMMAND NAME SYNTAX". Any ideas?
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby D9988 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 pm

I've come across this subject again :D . Any ideas on how I could get this to work?
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby MrSpock » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:13 pm

MrSpock wrote:Or try some other way. You could certainly build the single record " FILENAME mmddyy-TEST.XLS - " in a utility/program step, with the value for mmddyy provided, and pass it to this job step.


Did you ever try my suggestion, or update your XMITIP product?
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Re: How to use symbolic parameter (date) in EMAIL filename

Postby D9988 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:33 am

Sorry for the late reply. I tried your suggestion today and got it to work that way. I used a program step to write out all the SYSTSIN info to a dataset (TEST.EMAIL.DATA).

The dataset looks like this:
-IPT- VIEW TEST.EMAIL.DATA                 
Command ===>                                           
****** ***************************** Top of Data ******
000001 %XMITIP 'DK'<TEST@TEST.COM> -             
000002 FROM     'TEST'<TEST@TEST.COM> -     
000003 SUBJECT 'TEST REPORT &DATE' -             (symbolic parameters work for Subject)     
000004 MSGDD    EMAILMSG  -                           
000005 FILEDD   EMAILFLE      -                       
000006 FILENAME TEST-20100421.XLS -              (this is where I inserted the date)           
000007 FORMAT   XLS                 


Then, I referenced it in my email JCL step:

//SYSTSIN   DD DSN=TEST.EMAIL.DATA(+1),                 
//          DISP=SHR                                   
//EMAILFLE  DD DSN=TEST.RPT.DATA(+1), 
//          DISP=SHR                                   
//EMAILMSG  DD DSN=TEST.EMAIL.MSG.DATA(+1), 
//          DISP=SHR                       


Thanks for the help!
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