JOB statement

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JOB statement

Postby gowthamgyaa » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi everyone,
I have a doubt in writing a job statement , for ex
//jobname job(E456),'Ram' .....
What the job(E456),'Ram' represent's?

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Re: JOB statement

Postby Robert Sample » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:58 pm

There is a link to manuals at the top of this page. Click on it, find the JCL Reference manual, and you can read up on the JOB statement. Broadly, the syntax is
//jobname JOB accounting,programmer,....
where accounting may be in parentheses (or quotes) and represents the site-specified accounting data for that job, programmer may be in quotes (if a space is used) and represents the programmer name, and the rest of the JOB statement is entirely dependent upon what the site requires / wants. So the (E456) in your question is the accounting field and only someone working AT YOUR SITE could possibly tell you the significance of that accounting data. Accounting fields vary from very simple (yours is one of the simpler ones I've seen) to very complex, depending upon the site -- one place I ran jobs at required a 25-character accounting field. And some sites restrict the job name, too.

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