Help with Error: JCK0385E

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Help with Error: JCK0385E

Postby serega » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:57 pm

Hello all@,

i write littel Code and i have littel Error,can anybody me help?


000002 //             SCHENV='xxx',NOTIFY=&SYSUID
000003 /*JOBPARM S=ANY                              
000004 //*                                          
000005 //TSOSOR01 EXEC  #SORT,                      
000006 //               SORTWK=300,                
000007 //               SAR=N                      
000009 //             DISP=SHR                      
000011 //             DISP=NEW                    
000012 //SYSIN   DD *                              
000013      OPTION  COPY                            
000014      OUTREC  BUILD=(39,08,                  
000030                     345,36)

Help me pls
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Re: Help

Postby Robert Sample » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:25 pm

As you posted, nobody could help you since you did not use the Code button to preserve spacing. I Code'd it for you.

The error message is quite explicit -- if you have not used JCL a lot, you need to learn that a continuation line must start no later than column 16. So continuation lines like your SORTWK=300 violate that requirement and hence you got the JCK message.

Also, using a post title of "Help" is not telling anybody anything, and hence you REDUCE your odds of getting help by not telling what problem you are having in the post title.
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Re: Help

Postby serega » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:42 pm

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Re: Help

Postby steve-myers » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:48 pm

You don't have A littel problem, you have many BIG problems. Among them
  • You have a major spelling problem.
  • You don't have a clue as to how post a problem here and use code tags. I strongly suggest you "google" bb code and follow some of the links there.
  • In these forums, the "subject" should give people some idea what the problem is. "Help" is quite useless. Just by posting something we know you need help. Something like "I don't understand the JCK0385E message" would be much more useful.
  • You seem to have an error that JCL check may have diagnosed for you, though I'm not sure if that is what you think is your problem. In any event I think I see other possible problems.
  • JCL is just the // control statements used to direct the system to define the environment in which a program, such as the sort program, is run. JCL provides for continuation of a JCL statement over several input statements. JCL has its own ideas about how you should specify this. Programs like sort have their own ideas about how you specify continuation statements, which are different than JCL. Worse, each program has its own idea, and every program is different. The control statement that JCL check appears to be highlighting seems to be a control statement for the sort program, not JCL, so if that is you problem, figure out which sort program you're using - usually the IBM DF Sort program or the Syncsort program - and ask for assistance in that section of the forum, not in JCL.
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Re: Help

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:10 pm

most jcl checkers do not deal well with the utilities control statements
idcams, sort, ...
When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser,
so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
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