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sunilmfs

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: query regarding control card
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Hi,
I have doubt about control card...why symbolic parameters will not expand in control cards?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply to: query regarding control card
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Do you have a way ?

Please have a look at the previous post. http://ibmmainframes.com/about36544.html

Or else, you have to install a third party system

http://gsf-soft.com/Products/CCSS.shtml
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject:
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Symbolic parameters are part of JCL. Control cards are not JCL -- they are read by the program being executed to provide direction as to what action(s) to take. Since control cards are NOT JCL, why on earth would you think symbolic parameters that ONLY are used with JCL should apply to control cards?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply to: query regarding control card
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Thanks for quick reply
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject:
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control cards are either contained within DS's referenced by the dd statement (SYSIN usually),
or are part of instream datasets.

so it has more to do with the fact that symbolics contained in instream datasets (or datasets/pds members) are not interpreted by the jcl interpreter when a job is submitted to jes.

the fact that this topic has to do with control cards is has nothing to do with the reason.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject:
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Sunil,

FYI, with DFSORT:

You can use system symbols (e.g. &JOBNAME) in control statements. See:

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/ICE1CA50/8.4.2?DT=20100630155256

You can also use SET and PROC symbols in control statements. See:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=114&uid=isg3T7000242
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