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t1nt1n

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: how to include current date in a dataset name
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I have a scenario say my job creates a dataset daily for processing. How can i concatenate the current date to the dataset name ? - this was asked ina interview
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: how to include current date in a dataset name
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One of the easiest ways is to set a variable to the date value at the beginning of the job, and then use that variable when the dataset is created:
Code:

//MYJOB JOB (...),CLASS=X,MSGCLASS=X
//*
// SET MMDDYY=070805
//*
...
//SYSUT2 DD DSN=HLQ1.HLQ2.D&MMDDYY,DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE),...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: how to include current date in a dataset name
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Hi,

Here it will be hardcoded in the JCL and daily programmer will need to change the date.

//MYJOB JOB (...),CLASS=X,MSGCLASS=X
//*
// SET MMDDYY=070805
//*
...
//SYSUT2 DD DSN=HLQ1.HLQ2.D&MMDDYY,DISP=(,CATLG,DELETE),...

Instead of this we can do this thru COBOL pgm where it will move system date in the last qualifier of the dataset.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:10 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Superk & brain S390
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