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Mudassir Ansari

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Interview Questions
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Hi,

Please find below the questions where in i am looking for answers -

1. In a JCL __________ is used to expand a proc from a user library instead of production library.

2. ______ will drop the existing plan.

3. ___ is an area of storage that’s available to all tasks in a CICS system.

4. Using the ________ compiler option the size of the program can be reduced by 5 to 10%.

5. ______ is used to find the problematic statement causing the System ABEND in a JCL.

6. ________ is where DB2 does its sorting.

Thanks in advacne.

Cheers,
Mudassir Ansari.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject:
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Lets go with the trend..
What are your answers?

People here will validate and explain if something wrong
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Mudassir Ansari

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Looking for quick answers for the following questi
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Please find my answers for the above mentioned questions –

1. Don’t know for this.

2. DROP (I am not sure whether its right or not)

3. Communication Area

4. OPTIMISE

5. JESMSG

6. Do not know for this.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject:
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1. JCLLIB ORDER
6. DSNDB07
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject:
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2. FREE PLAN COMMAND
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Mudassir Ansari

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Interview Questions
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I think 2nd & 6th looks correct, but still waiting for responses on 1st & 5th one.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject:
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A JCLLIB ORDER statement is used to specify a library or libraries used to expand procedures.

SYSMSG can be used to find errors but the entire fifth statement is somewhat fuzzy (typical of interview questions, sadly) so I'm not sure what the interviewer was wanting for sure. If the site has Abend Aid, they could be wanting SYSABEND -- who knows for sure?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Interview Questions
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Mudassir Ansari wrote:
I think 2nd & 6th looks correct, but still waiting for responses on 1st & 5th one.
PLANs are freed. As in
Code:
FREE PLAN planname
DROP is not the correct answer here.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject:
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As Robert mentioned, #5 is a bit vague. SYSUDUMP could also be a possible answer. Best places to look would normally be SYSOUT if the program displayed relevant abend information or Abend-Aid if the shop had that particular product.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:50 am    Post subject:
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As an ans for #3 I'd go with the Common Work Area (CWA).
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