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How to call a cobol program from REXX

 
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blackzero

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: How to call a cobol program from REXX
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Hi,

I need to call a cobol program from a rexx program. I tried the option ADDRESS LINKPGM 'PGM-NAME' but its not working. When i try to the rexx it errors

1. REXX code is in the PDS ABC.REXX
2. COBOL code is in the PDS ABC.COBOL
3. COBOL LOAD module is in the PDS ABC.LOAD

Please suggest me if there is any way to do it.

Can you please provide me the complete REXX code for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to call a cobol program from REXX
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When i try to the rexx it errors

More details?

How about?:
Code:
Address TSO "CALL 'ABC.LOAD(PGM-NAME)' "
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject:
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You can try LIBDEF ISPLLIB followed by SELECT PGM.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to call a cobol program from REXX
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I have found that Address LINKMVS always works well when the exec is running in a non-TSO/E address space:
Code:

/* REXX */
Address LINKMVS "MYPROG PARAMETERS"
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blackzero

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks everyone

Code:

Address TSO "CALL 'ABC.LOAD(PGM-NAME)' "


can be used to call the module

Thanks again.
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