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axmohan

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: passing values to REXX from JCL
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I need to pass some values to the REXX source code from the JCL. How can this be done?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: passing values to REXX from JCL
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As with any program, they're passed via the PARM= JCL statement, or read from an input DD statement, or from the console (terminal).

Code:

//* PASSED AS ARGUMENTS
//STEPX EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01,PARM='REXXEXEC PARM1 PARM2 PARM3'
//SYSPROC DD DISP=SHR,DSN=MY.REXX

or

//STEPX EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01
//SYSTSIN DD *
EX 'MY.REXX(REXXEXEC)' 'PARM1 PARM2 PARM3'
/*


Code:

//* PASSED VIA SYSIN AS 'PULL' STATEMENTS
//STEPX EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01,PARM='REXXEXEC'
//SYSPROC DD DISP=SHR,DSN=MY.REXX
//SYSTSIN DD *
PARM1
PARM2
PARM3
/*


Code:

//* PASSED VIA DD AS A 'READ'
//STEPX EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01,PARM='REXXEXEC'
//SYSPROC DD DISP=SHR,DSN=MY.REXX
//PARMS DD DISP=SHR,DSN=MY.PARMLIB
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