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Overriding Parameter Vs Symbolic Parameter

 
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balusengodan

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:50 am    Post subject: doubts
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hi
what is the difference between overriding parameter and
symbolic parameter?
in what situation they are used?
storing of numeric in comp/comp-3 which is better one?
give me the details
thank you
balu.s
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mdtendulkar

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject:
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balusengodan,

Have a look at the link below for more details

JCL User Guide

Hope this helps

Regards
Mayuresh
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priya

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re
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Dear Balu,

Quote:
what is the difference between overriding parameter and
symbolic parameter?


Overriding Parameter: Can be used to override the entire DD name.

EX: COB.SYSIN DD DSN=

Symbolic parameter: can only be used to override a particular variable.

EX: PARM.COBOL=(LIB,APOST)

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storing of numeric in comp/comp-3 which is better one?


COMP & COMP3 depending on the input size.

Check this link for more info:

http://ibmmainframes.com/size.html
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