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chandu321
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: What is the use of output DD statement
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I have a step
//PSTEP045 EXEC PGM=FTP,
// REGION=4096K,
// PARM='(EXIT=12'
//*
//INPUT DD DSN=&PARMLIB(&PARMMEM3),
// DISP=SHR

//*
//OUTPUT DD DCB=LRECL=132,
// SYSOUT=*
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*

Can any let me what is the use of output dd statement

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject:
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First of all, please use a meaningful title in your threads.

Second, what do you think that it does. What research have you carried out before posting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL
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do not use as a topic title the forum name
that' pretty useless
will upset people
will usually imply that the topic will not be read
- if You do not care about asking properly, why should we care about replying icon_evil.gif

will get You a warning from the moderators
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Chandu ..

From manuals ...

Code:

 The OUTPUT parameter is used with the SYSOUT parameter to connect a       
 sysout data with an OUTPUT JCL statement.  JES combines the options       
 on the OUTPUT JCL statement with the options on the DD statement         
 containing the OUTPUT keyword and use the combined options to             
 determine how the SYSOUT data set is processed/printed.                   
                                                                           
 When the OUTPUT parameter references more than one OUTPUT JCL statement, 
 the system produces separate output for each OUTPUT JCL statement.       
                                                                           


Hope this helps .. !
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject:
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Gousiya Mulla

I think that you are confusing the OUTPUT statement with a DD name of OUTPUT, as shown in the post by the OP.

Two totally different animals.
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