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Passing parameter from JCL to a FOCUS program

 
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karthickpearl

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Passing parameter from JCL to a FOCUS program
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Hi,

Can anyone help me out with how to pass data from JCL SYSIN card to a FOCUS program.

Below is the FOCUS pgm,

Code:
TABLE FILE REPORT                 
PRINT AMT AS "PRICE"         
INV AS "INV-NO"             
INVDT AS "INV-DATE"           
BY AREA AS "AREA"         
IF INVDT FROM '100330'         
            TO '100330'           
ON TABLE SAVE AS OUTFILE FORMAT WP
END                               


The date field hard coded here must come from the JCL.
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nemo_budd

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Passing parameter from JCL to a FOCUS program
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You can pass the data from JCL to focus as below.

Code:
 
//SYSIN      DD *
EX FOCUS  INVBEGDT='100330', INVENDDT='100330'



Code:


TABLE FILE REPORT                 
PRINT AMT AS "PRICE"         
INV AS "INV-NO"             
INVDT AS "INV-DATE"           
BY AREA AS "AREA"         
IF INVDT FROM '&INVBEGDT'         
            TO '&INVENDDT'           
ON TABLE SAVE AS OUTFILE FORMAT WP
END   



If the dates are changed on regular basis like monthly or weekly, then you can calculate the date in your focus exec itself using date functions, without passing from JCL.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Passing parameter from JCL to a FOCUS program
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Your suggestion have worked.
Thanks a lot man...

I also tried the following and it wokred, but yours is a better way.

//STARTDT DD *
//050101
//ENDDT DD *
//100330

And in FOCUS

-READ STARTDT &START.I6.
-READ ENDDT &END.I6.
TABLE FILE REPORT
PRINT AMT AS "PRICE"
INV AS "INV-NO"
INVDT AS "INV-DATE"
BY AREA AS "AREA"
IF INVDT FROM '&START'
TO '&END'
ON TABLE SAVE AS OUTFILE FORMAT WP
END
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