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What 's the use of DUMMY STEP?

 
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icetree521

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: What 's the use of DUMMY STEP?
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Hi all
I often see a Dummy step at the beginning of JCL, can someone tell me what the function is this step? Thx! :D

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//STEP01   EXEC PGM=IEBGENER                           
//SYSIN    DD DUMMY                                     
//SYSUT1   DD DUMMY,DCB=(LRECL=4,BLKSIZE=4,RECFM=FB)   
//SYSUT2   DD DUMMY                                     
//SYSPRINT DD DUMMY         
 
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

ask people you work with, this is not exactly anything this forum can tell you apart from the step always returning a cc of 0.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Hopefully this is explained in the system standards. . .
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