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sudheer_kumar

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Two ways to pass a parameter to Cobol Program
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Using PARM keyword
*****************
The above method is known.

//step1 EXEC PGM=pgm1,PARM='custno'

Using Sysin
**********
//SYSIN DD DATA
123333
//*

In cobol program, ACCEPT varname FROM SYSIN.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:58 am    Post subject:
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Hi Sudheer,

I don't understand you want to ask or tell.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Two ways to pass a parameter to Cobol Program
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HI,

I think sudheer wants to explain how we can send values to the program.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:25 am    Post subject: Re: Two ways to pass a parameter to Cobol Program
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If this is accepted to be true, then should these two statements not return the same result?

1.
Code:

//MYPROC PROC RUNDATE=030106
//*
//PS01 EXEC PGM=MYPROG,PARM='&RUNDATE'


2.
Code:

//MYPROC PROC RUNDATE=030106
//*
//PS01 EXEC PGM=MYPROG
//SYSIN DD *
&RUNDATE
/*


I disagree with the concept that there is any more than one way - using the PARM parameter.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject:
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hy sudheer_kumar,

with ACCEPT you will access a file in jcl,
SYSIN is the default.

with the PARM keyword in the EXEC-card,
you receive the data directly into the linkage section.

LINKAGE SECTION.
01 PARM.
05 PARM-length PIC S9(04) COMP. from 1 to 255 bytes possible.
05 PARM-value PIC X(?). depending what you expect.

PROCEDURE DIVISION USING PARM.

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