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A jcl calls a proc that contains only the IEFBR14 step

 
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Jithesh N

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:30 am    Post subject: A jcl calls a proc that contains only the IEFBR14 step
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A jcl calls a proc that contains only the IEFBR14 step.
No parameters for the IEFBR14 program.
What does this mean? Is there any scenario like this?

//STEP010 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

IEFBR14 is an dummy utility it wont do anything.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject:
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Jithesh N,
U had mentioned that there was no parameters, did u mean to say that there were no DD parameters, if u r jcl has just the EXEC st. with IEFBR14 utility , it makes no sense, instead u would be havind one or more dd st. specifying creation or deletion etc.., please post u r entire JCL to know what u r step does.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject:
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It is wrong to say that IEFBR14 does nothing.
icon_idea.gif It sets the return code to 0.
In JCL programmer may be trying to achieve the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:27 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Please post the jcl that calls the proc and the entire proc itself.

When we can see both we will be able to offer suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject:
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Hi Abhijit,

Setting the RC to zero by running BR14 serves no purpose.

It sets R15 to zero to correct a bug that existed in BR14. Every so often it returned a non-zero and wreaked havoc with the remaining steps.

Running it to set the RC to zero won't change anything.

They may have used the proc then discontinued its use and didn't want to change all the jobstreams that called it, so they replaced the executed steps w/a BR14.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject:
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This are some times called as dummy job and will be used to trigger other jobs.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject:
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yes in job scheduling s/m the dummy job act as a trigger
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