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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject: Regarding Symbolic parameter
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Hi All,

I have a question regarding symbolic parameter..

Question: Why we give .. in DSN parameter, when we are using symbolic
====== parameter in DSN parameter?

//DD1 DD DSN=&A..&B..&c

the answer may be that in DSN we have to use .. if we are using symbolic parameter, but I have seen in so many placesin code where they are giving..

//DD1 DD DSN=&A.&B..&c.D.&E

Thanks,
Sand.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Regarding Symbolic parameter
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The ampersand (&) marks the beginning of the variable, and the period (.) marks the end. Additionally, the various nodes of the dataset name are delimited by a period (.). So, for your two examples, if A=A and B=B and so on:

//DD1 DD DSN=&A..&B..&C

equals

//DD1 DD DSN=A.B.C

whereas:

//DD1 DD DSN=&A.&B..&C.D.&E

equals:

//DD1 DD DSN=AB.CDE
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