LABEL RECORDS ARE STANDARD
RECORDING MODE IS V
BLOCK CONTAINS 0 RECORDS
RECORD 1045 CHARACTERS.
01 IMRSTM-REC PIC X(1045).
And it is a output file and in the JCL coded:
The COBOl compiler is IBM COBOL FOR MVS & VM 1.2.2
Now I found the dateset created has length 1049 and VB format.How the actual length/format was determined?
Can i understand as below:
RECORDING MODE IS V -----------> RECFM
BLOCK CONTAINS 0 RECORDS -----------> BLKSIZE
RECORD 1045 CHARACTERS. -----------> LRECL
these 3 attributes will determined by value in the COBOL source if it is not 0,and if it is 0,then the DCB in the JCL is valid.
But in the cobol ,the recording mode is V,and record 1045 characters and even only one 01 layer,how it was determined to VB?should not FB??
Appreciated if you can give the evidence from IBM's read book.
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This is not a COBOL issue. Click on the manuals link at the top of the page, find the JCL Language Reference manual, and you will find:
12.16.3 Completing the Data Control Block
The system obtains data control block information from the following sources, in override order:
The processing program, that is, the DCB macro instruction in assembler language programs or file definition statements or language-defined defaults in programs in other languages.
The DCB subparameter of the DD statement.
The data set label.
Therefore, if you supply information for the same DCB field in your processing program and on a DD statement, the system ignores the DD DCB subparameter. If a DD statement and the data set label supply information for the same DCB field, the system ignores the data set label information.
The program overrides the JCL, so the JCL parameter is not used.