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Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA

 
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Suthandira

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA
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What is the difference between SYSIN DD * and SYSIN DD DATA?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Regarding Input Stream
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Nothing really, except that the input to SYSIN DD * ends at the next JCL statement, at the end of the job stream, or at the end delimiter /*.

If you code SYSIN DD DATA, then you must include the end delimiter /*.

All of these work the same:
Code:

//SYSIN DD *
THIS IS A TEST
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSIN DD *
THIS IS A TEST
/*
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSIN DD DATA
THIS IS A TEST
/*
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*

//SYSIN DD DATA,DLM=@@ <= delimiter override
THIS IS A TEST
@@
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Regarding Input Stream
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Dear Superk,

THanks for ur immediate reply.

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