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Rupesh.Kothari

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Help me to understand the following JCL Code
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Hi all,

Could anyone help me to understand following JCL code in detail

Code:
//AB1234 DD  SYSOUT=(E,,AL08),                   
//            FCB=AL08,                           
//             COPIES=1,                           
//             CHARS=GS15,                         
//             DCB=(RECFM=FBA,LRECL=88,BLKSIZE=0), 
//             MODIFY=AL08   


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superk

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: JCL Code
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AB1234 Output print DDNAME
SYSOUT=(E,,AL08), Print class and form name. This probably represents a specific printer loaded with a specific form (might be a certain size paper or might contain pre-printed information).
FCB=AL08, Forms Control Buffer. AL08 is a member in the 'SYS1.IMAGELIB' library that tells the printer how to move the paper along through the printer. It also indicates the Lines-Per-Inch (LPI).
COPIES=1, self-explanatory.
CHARS=GS15, indicates what printer character set (i.e. font) to use. In this case, GS15 is a standard fixed-space font, Gothic Serif 15-pitch (15-characters per inch).
DCB=(RECFM=FBA,LRECL=88,BLKSIZE=0), RECFM=FBA (Fixed Block ANSI) indicates that the output contains ANSI printer-control characters.
MODIFY=AL08 is a Copy Modification Module member in 'SYS1.IMAGELIB'. MODIFY applies only for the 3800 Printing Subsystem Models 1 and 2 and the 3800 Printing Subsystem Models 3, 6, and 8 in compatibility mode. The module can specify the following:

  • Legends.
  • Column headings.
  • Where and on which copies the data is to be printed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: JCL Code
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Hi SuperK,

Thansk a lot for this.

This is called generous...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Help me to understand the following JCL Code
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No problem. As a former printer operator, all of that stuff is second nature.
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