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How to achieve MAXCC = 4 When the input file is empty

 
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harika bangari

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: How to achieve MAXCC = 4 When the input file is empty
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Can anyone tell me how to achieve MAXCC = 4 When the input file is empty for a cobol batch program.
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject:
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When the program finds the file empty, move a 4 to the special register RETURN-CODE and GOBACK......

Is this what you want? If not, please state your requirements more clearly.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject:
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This will just set RC=4 for this step. If by MAXCC (which I see all too often loosely used on this board) you mean the maximum for the job, then you must ensure as well that other steps do not exceed RC=4.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject:
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Hmmm - 4 is sometimes a normal return code for certain software - for instance MARKIV. If the subsequent job steps execute as cond code (0,ne) prior job return code not equal zero, you may have a problem. The job will finish and everything will look fine, but it won't be. I would suggest that you set the return code to be unique so that anyone looking will know exactly what happened. For instance set it to 4444 - then put it a comment in the program so that people will know what happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

I believe the highest RC value can be 4095.

Interestingly, 4096 yields a zero RC. . . .
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