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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM
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How can i concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM?

in TSO Online TSO TIME;TSO TIME executes two TIME commands

in Batch
PGM=IJEKFT01,PARM='TIME;TIME'

returns
IKJ56621I INVALID COMMAND NAME SYNTAX

I dont want to use SYSTSIN
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply to: concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM
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I know an option would be to call a rexx, parse further Parameter and use ADDRESS TSO within it

but is there a native solution?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject:
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I think, but not 100%, that the semi-colon delimiter is ISPF rather than TSO, so would not be accepted as a delimiter in a native TSO environment.

I may be wrong, but it has been known before icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject:
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PGM=IJEKFT01 will give a S806 abend.

Beside that, is there a reason for not using SYSTSIN?

I believed that using the ";" separator was to indicate sequential execution of commands is an ISPF feature and not a TSO feature.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to: concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM
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once upon a time there was a FDP ( Field Developed Program) called PCF ( Program Control Facility )
that Would let concatenate commands !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject:
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The PARM Statement is part of the JCL; SYSTSIN is instream-Data, not visible after job-offload. That is the reason, why i prefer PARM
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject:
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The PARM Statement is part of the JCL; SYSTSIN is instream-Data, not visible after job-offload. That is the reason, why i prefer PARM


It CAN be instream. You can always put your SYSTSIN data in cardlib
members.
But what did you do with the other responses?
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PeterHolland wrote:
parsesource wrote:
The PARM Statement is part of the JCL; SYSTSIN is instream-Data, not visible after job-offload. That is the reason, why i prefer PARM


It CAN be instream. You can always put your SYSTSIN data in cardlib
members.
But what did you do with the other responses?


i dont like cardlib member. i only use them if there´s no other choice

other responses? sysout? is visible after offload.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:08 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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SYSTSIN is instream-Data,
Only by local convention. . .

Most places put "control cards" in a pds so that they can be used repeatedly and if there ever is a change, it can be made in only one place rather than everywhere it is needed. . .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject:
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PeterHolland wrote:
PGM=IJEKFT01 will give a S806 abend.


It is a typo in the original post. The right name is IKJEFT01.

If you code 2 instream cards or supply 2 lines in a ds to SYSTSIN DD with

Code:

TIME
TIME

you will get both commands executed. If you include a
Code:
//SYSTSPRT DD SYSOUT=output class
you will get your input documented.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject:
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parsesource wrote:
i dont like cardlib member. i only use them if there´s no other choice
Oh, I know the feeling!
For example, I don't like very much my work. I go there "only if there´s no other choice"...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject:
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expat wrote:
I think, but not 100%, that the semi-colon delimiter is ISPF rather than TSO, so would not be accepted as a delimiter in a native TSO environment.

I may be wrong, but it has been known before icon_eek.gif

I'm sure this feature is provided by the ISPF environment, as you also can change the delimiter character to be used in the ISPF settings.

You can execute TSO TIME;TSO TIME from the ISPF command line but if you switch to native TSO mode online and issue TIME;TIME at the READY prompt, you will get an 'invalid command' error
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM
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parsesource wrote:
How can i concatenate tso commands in Batch PARM?

in TSO Online TSO TIME;TSO TIME executes two TIME commands

in Batch PGM=IJEKFT01,PARM='TIME;TIME'

returns IKJ56621I INVALID COMMAND NAME SYNTAX

I dont want to use SYSTSIN



TSO TIME;TSO TIME executes two TIME commands in ISPF, not in TSO.

In TSO BATCH, the PARM can only contain a single TSO command. If you want to execute several TSO commands, you have to execute a CLIST, a REXX exec, or a command that will do it for you.

You can use REXXTRY to put several REXX commands in the PARM.
The doc is here: http://gsf-soft.com/Freeware/REXXTRY.shtml
Here is an example that you can find in the "Invocation in BATCH mode." section:

//TMP1 EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01,PARM='REXXTRY SAY DATE(); SAY TIME() '
//SYSTSPRT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSTSIN DD DUMMY

You can download REXXTRY from here: http://gsf-soft.com/Freeware/
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