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Positional parameters in JCL job card

Postby pinky » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:11 pm

what happened when we are not mentioned the positional parameters in JCL job card?? can't we use the jcl pgm without positional parameters??

any one Check and tell me.. I dnt have mainframes access.
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Re: a small doubt

Postby steve-myers » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:18 pm

There are just two positional parameters in the JCL JOB statement: the "accounting" parameter and the programmer name parameter. The "accounting" parameter used to contain a number of positional parameters in JES2. I've long since forgotten all of them, and most of them can be specified as keywords in the /*JOBPARM JECL statement. The first few are account number, room ID, max lines in thousands of lines, max cards, ... All of them are limited to 4 characters. I presume that's what you are refering to.
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Re: a small doubt

Postby NicC » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:15 am

What "JCL program"?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: a small doubt

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:49 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Is this some kind of interview question? If so, post the actual question and how you answered.

Someone here will be able to clarify if you have some doubt.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Positional parameters in JCL job card

Postby steve-myers » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:08 pm

pinky wrote:... can't we use the jcl pgm without positional parameters??

any one Check and tell me.. I dnt have mainframes access.
No one here can answer this question. You may not have mainframe access, but you do have access to mainframe documentation. If you consult this documentation you will find the answer is "It depends." Some shops require the use of the "accounting" parameter (the first positional parameter on the JOB JCL statement).
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