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How many JOB statements can be coded in a single JCL?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: How many JOB statements can be coded in a single JCL?
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At maximum, 255 job steps(EXEC) can be included in a single jcl. Similarly how many job(JOB) statements at max can be coded in a single JCL?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject:
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What do you think yourself?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How many JOB statements can be coded in a single J
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a job contains many steps

a JCL is a confusing term

a dataset/member submitted thru...
1) the submit command
2) some dd with the SYSOUT=(<someclass>,INTRDR) construct

can contain as many jobs as You wish
( within the limits set by the jes* parametrization )
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject:
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What have you tried yourself and what part of the results is causing you concern
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject:
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This is why experienced mainframe users don't use the term 'a JCL' -- it could be a file, it could be a job stream, it could be a job, it could mean batch or to some people it means SORT (only [deity of your choice] knows where that came from).

-- breaking a long standing tradition of not answering posts that use the term 'a JCL'
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject:
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A JCL could even be interpreted as a PDS member that contains more than 1 JOB statement.
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Sure Terry, but some people say it means 'Johnny Come Lately' .
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