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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: number of instream proc
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Hi,
how many instream procs we can code ina single jcl?
I searched in forums. There it is 15. But i have a doubt that it is 15 or 16.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject:
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Upto 15.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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ahalya,

Did u refer to the manuals link at the top of this page? What does the manual say?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Hi Aaru,
yes. I checked it in the manual 'jcl programming limits'. In that it is mentioned as 15. But somebody argued with me as 16. So that i want to know the correct answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Ahalya,

The maximum number of in-stream procedures you can code in any job is 15.

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But somebody argued with me as 16.


No, He/She is wrong.

If the doubt still persists then please code a JCL with 16 PROC's and test.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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What about running a job with some dummy inline procs and tell US ??

Code:
//PROC01 PROC
//S01   EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//       PEND
.....
.....
//PROC16 PROC
//S01   EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//       PEND


it takes less time and will give a 100% certain answer
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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I would appreciate it if anyone who's answer isn't "there is no limit" would post a link to the IBM documentation page that states otherwise.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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NAHHH NAHHH

I just tested with up to 64 inline procs ... everything worked fine
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Hi,
Thank u for the quick reply.
I also agree for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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enrico,

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I just tested with up to 64 inline procs ... everything worked fine


Does that mean that the details provided in the manual is wrong? icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Hi
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I just tested with up to 64 inline procs ... everything worked fine


is it means that maximum no of 64 instream procs we can code?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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ahalya,

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is it means that maximum no of 64 instream procs we can code?


Why don't you test the same? I cannot test as i do not have access to the mainframes icon_sad.gif . Test and let us know .

But as per the manuals its 15.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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no...
it means I got bored of testing icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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e.s,

Sorry that am adding a post to this topic icon_sad.gif I don't think ahalya got the answer for her question.

So what is the final conclusion? Can we have more than 15 in-stream PROC's in a JCL?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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I tested with 200 inline procs and everything went fine...
but when I went to 999
I got
Code:
13.27.28 JOB00606 ---- FRIDAY,    28 DEC 2007 ----
13.27.28 JOB00606  IRR010I  USERID ENRICO   IS ASSIGNED TO THIS JOB.
13.27.40 JOB00606  IEC032I E37-04,IFG0554P,JES2,JES2,SYS00006,VIO ,      ,SYS073
13.27.40 JOB00606  IEF196I IEC032I E37-04,IFG0554P,JES2,JES2,SYS00006,VIO ,
13.27.40 JOB00606  IEF196I SYS07362.T132729.RA000.JES2.R0100009
13.27.40 JOB00606  IEFC683I CONVERTER TERMINATED DUE TO SE37 ABEND REASON=000000


I will enjoy investigating icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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everithing worked well up to 209 inline procedures...

with 210 I got the message ..
Quote:
IEFC665I EXCESSIVE NUMBER OF INSTREAM PROCEDURES

Explanation: The system found that the job fills the data set with input stream procedures.

Source: Converter

Detecting Module: IEFCNISP

System Action: The system ends the job. The system scans the remaining job control statements for syntax errors and issues messages about the job to the job log.

Application Programmer Response: Eliminate enough input stream procedures to enable the job to run again.

System Programmer Response: Look at the messages in the job log. If the JOB statement did not specify MSGLEVEL=(1,1), specify it and run the job again. If the problem persists, search problem reporting data bases for a fix for the problem. If no fix exists, contact the IBM Support Center. Provide the SYSOUT output for the job.


but I guess I went up to that number because the procedures were simple/stupid...
Code:
//PROCxxx PROC
//S     EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//       PEND


the logic behind the converter is that it uses a workfile ( VIO ) to store the
jcl being converted..
if the procedures get a bit more complicated, given a fixed space allocation,
the converter might process fewer procedures..

I could not find in the manuals anything useful,
not even an hint on how to make the dataset larger
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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enrico,

Thanks for all the details. So the maximum no of instream PROC's that can be used in a JCL is not 15 for sure. It depends on how complicated the PROC is depending on the logic, space etc.

Btw thanks for testing it and am looking forward to test the same.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Hi Aaru,
sorry. I also can't test it now. I have joined new company and currently i don't have access to mainframes.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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ahalya,

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sorry. I also can't test it now


Not a Problem and you dont have to feel sorry for this icon_smile.gif!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply to: number of instream proc
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Hi friends,
Thanks for your response. Finally we came to some conclusion. icon_smile.gif
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