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unna

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:50 pm    Post subject: Symbolic Parameters
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Hi,

What is the use of Symbolic Parameters in Procedures?
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anuradha

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:32 pm    Post subject:
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Hi unna,

Symbolic parameters are used to add,comment out parameters on JCL statements. You can use symbolic parameters for program names,region size,data set names for data files,volume serial numbers etc etc.

Mainly these are helpful to build the greater flexibility into the use of procedures.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Unna,
Symbolic parameters are used to assign a value to a character string within the procedure.

Symbolic parameters are used for easy modification of the proc.

The user may assign a value to the symbolic parameter at the time the proc is invoked. So in the JCL you could mention what value needs to be picked by the proc where these symbolic parameters are used.

If no value is assigned to a symbolic parameter by the user, a default value is supplied by the proc.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you Anuradha and Lakshmi
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