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Where can I get VALJCL free REXX tool by IBM?

 
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Where can I get VALJCL free REXX tool by IBM?
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Hi,

Could you pls let me know where I can download the source code for VALJCL REXX tool to check JCL syntax. My shop has no tools to perform JCL syntax check.

I came across the VALJCL tool on http://ibmmainframes.com/post-3891.html
Also googling gives many IBM.com links to this tool, but all the pages have been moved.

If anyone still has the tool, cud u pls share it. It will be of immense help.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject:
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Can this topic be moved to IBM Tools section please, if its relevant?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject:
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I tried to find that VALJCL but not much luck, moved to IBM Tools section...Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject:
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Anuj,
Thanks for trying, seems like IBM released it some years back and they reverted back the product icon_eek.gif .
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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My shop has no tools to perform JCL syntax check.
Specifying TYPRUN=SCAN will catch many (but not all) jcl errors. . .

Possibly better than nothing.

To get a complete check, instead of using typrun=scan, add a
Quote:
//JCL ERROR
statement after the JOB statement. When submitted it will generate:
Code:
STMT NO. MESSAGE                                 
       2 IEFC605I UNIDENTIFIED OPERATION FIELD

and any other errors will be displayed.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject:
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Hi D,
I am aware of TYPRUN=SCAN but was in need of a better way to do it. So went looking for VALJCL.

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//JCL ERROR
is a pretty sneaky way icon_biggrin.gif
i will try it. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Where can I get VALJCL free REXX tool by IBM?
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Hi Vasanth,

You're welcome - good luck icon_smile.gif

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