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Whats is the use of DLM Parameter

 
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KHEMACHANDRAN

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:28 pm    Post subject: Whats is the use of DLM Parameter
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WHAT IS THE USE OF DLM (DELIMITER) PARAMETER?
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harinadh

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: hai
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Hi,

If you want to read any data from JCL you use SYSIN DD statement.

There the delimiter is /*. This indicates the ending of input data.

If you want to insert this as input you can't. So, you can use DLM parameter and u can use that as Delimiter at end.



//SYSIN DD * ,DLM = 'XX'

AAAAAAA
AAAAAA
/*/*/*/*

XX

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chandrasekhar

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject:
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DLM MEANS TO DELIMITER.
IT IS USED IN SYSIN DD COMMAND.
GENERALLY WE GIVE INPUTS AFTER SYSIN DD * AND AFTER GIVING WE TERMINATE IT BY /*.
BUT A PROBLEM ARISE WHEN U USE /* AS A INPUT.
THIS LL BE TREAT AS DELIMITER. THATS WHY TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WE USE DLM.
EX.
// SYSIN DD *,DLM='AAS'
DCD
/*
AAS
THANKS
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:52 pm    Post subject:
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You'll see DLM used more often with the DD DATA stmt than the DD *. The DD DATA stmt is used to READ JCL stmts into a pgm or util.

Since the "/*" in this case becomes part of the data to be read, we need another way to denote the end of the instream data.
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