dr350 wrote:Hi everyone,
I am fresh out of college and have landed a job in the mainframe world as a systems programmer. So far, there is a lot to learn!
I am trying to automate 4 jobs that use the same PRG. These 4 jobs need to run one after another, on a weekly basis. What it should do it XMIT a Dataset from 3 different groups to 1 central group.
There is one PRG to XMIT group 1 , group 2, and group 3. We currently comment out 2 of the 3, XMIT one group, wait for finish and proceed onto the next group, manually commenting/un-commenting in JCL
We have talked about making a slip trap to recognize a unique message in each job and have that take action and start the next job. I suggested making PRG1, PRG2, and PRG3, then somehow use a slip trap to activate the other jobs.
Maybe add a unique line to each job and use that as a slip trap? How involved is that?
What are your suggestions? Slip traps sounds reasonable to me
Excuse my lack of knowledge, please ask for more information if needed.
You've landed a job as a sysprog and are looking at using a SLIP to run a batch job? seriously?
so, do you understand what SLIP processing is and what it is used for?
you really need to look at using a scheduler or some type of automation, not SLIP processing