Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
Suggest you talk with your desktop/network support people for some way to do this on the desktop.
If the jcl actually gets submitted and there is an issue running on the mainframe, additonal jcl might be added to the job to deal with the error (i.e. send an e-mail), but if the process never connects/submits, the mainframe batch job will never run.
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 Posts: 15 Location: Tyler, texas
Well I used Quick basic to do the screens and do error checking. Using that I was able to verify the files on the server were there before sending them across. Also the users could cut-n-paste names and dates right on the screens.
you can use ftp tp retrieve the job output as well, and then use find or some other command to verify that some string is there as you expect. If the ftp(s) fail, you won't find the string and can put up a message