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Create/set a PARM Variable using COBOL

 
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kbmkris

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: Create/set a PARM Variable using COBOL
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Hi,

Is it possible to create/set a Parm variable using COBOL program and pass it to the next step of the JCL. I want to create/set a PARM variable in one step and use it in the other step. This PARM variable is used to carry the index of my table to the another step.

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Bala
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

You can write the value into a file in the first step and read it as input for the second step.
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kbmkris

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Create/set a PARM Variable using COBOL
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Hi Dick,

Thanks for your kind reply. I already know this way, but I want to know, is there any other way than using a file.

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Bala
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject:
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No, not to the next step.
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