Robert Sample wrote:Furthermore, JES Dependent Job Control (DJC) networks are difficult to use (generally, if one job in the DJC network abends, the entire network must be flushed and resubmitted to keep the jobs going).
Not true; it is only necessary to re-run the abending job (without it abending again, of course) and the network will automatically resume. We do quite a lot with DJC networks here; one of our tools generates and submits networks according to user needs, which may contain hundreds of jobs.
That said, I agree with NicC
that if an actual scheduling system is an option, it ought to be taken.
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