no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?



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no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby dhaneshrungta » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:15 pm

how many jobs can be their in a single jcl????
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Postby prino » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:28 pm

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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby NicC » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:20 pm

Explain. (Not you, Prino. I know EXACTLY what you mean!)
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby MrSpock » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:53 pm

If you expand out the abbreviation, the question would read:

how many jobs can be there in a single job control language????

in which case my answer would be all of them.
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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby steve-myers » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:06 pm

There are several ways to interpret the question. Prino's answer is correct if the question is, "How many jobs can be contained in one job?" If the question is, "How many jobs can be contained in one dataset containing JCL?" the correct answer is there is no defined limit. From time to time I've submitted hundreds of jobs in a single dataset. This would be inconvenient to submit with a SUBMIT command, but if you're using a program to copy the dataset to a JES dataset defined as an internal reader it does not present a problem. If there are more jobs in the dataset than the JESx defined job limit, JESx will stop reading the dataset until it purges a job from its job queue.
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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby NicC » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:31 am

I do not think that there is such a thing as 'a JCL' unless you are talking about a 'jam coated lemur'. There is JCL statement, a JCL manual (more than one but I suggest the User Guide and Reference manuals), a JCL error etc etc.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby mongan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:03 pm

There can be a maximum of 255 steps in a job.
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Re: no. of jobs can be their in a single jcl?

Postby BillyBoyo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:28 pm

I guess when you review the answers, from one to "no limit", steps to lemurs and "all of them", you will realise you didn't put enough information in your question. So, either a bit more detail, or put all the answers in a hat, close your eyes, find the hat again, pull one (answer) out, and go with that.
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