Query Related To Time Parameter.

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Query Related To Time Parameter.

Postby Vineet » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:24 pm

Hi All,

I am having query Related To Time Parameter define at Step Level.

//JOB Info..........
//Step1 Exec Pgm=A12,Time = 5
//Step2 Exec Pgm=A34,Time = 5
//Step3 Exec Pgm=A56,Time = 5
//Step4 Exec Pgm=EFG,Time = 0

My Queries:

1. If All Step1,Step2,Step3 Execute for 5 Mins will Step4 Execute?
2. For Step4 To Execute will it look for Time Left Out from Step3 Or All Previous Steps (Step1,Step2,Step3).If Step3 has Taken 5 Mins will Step4 Execute?.

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Re: Query Related To Time Parameter.

Postby MrSpock » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:17 pm

The TIME parameter is virtually obsolete and almost all shops prohibit its use. If I were you I'd not bother with it.
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Re: Query Related To Time Parameter.

Postby Bill Dennis » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:11 pm

The JCL Reference says TIME=0 means the "time remaining fron the previous step", so I'd say steps 1 and 2 have no bearing on the time available to step 4.

Many sites still enforce shorter TIME values for test jobs to prevent runaway looping. Even if TIME is not coded on JOB or STEP statements there is a default value assigned according to JES job CLASS.

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