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Nainesh A Jadwani

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Dynamically submit job multiple times
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Hi,


Below is my requirement...

1. Expand a composite account to obtain x number of sub-accounts, say 99 sub-accounts (I have the step for this)
2. For each of these sub-accounts, run a JCL that will...
    a. Generate an FSR report (steps for this are provided by a third-party)
    b. Convert this FSR report into PDF format (I have the step for this)
    c. FTP or NDM this report to a file server, with sub-account number added to file name to ensure it is not over-written (I have the step for this)
I need help with the text in red above.

So essentially, what I need to know is how do I submit a job (or maybe even a bunch of steps within a job) 'x' number of times where 'x' is a number that is derived from a previous step?


Thank you,
Nainesh A Jadwani
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Dynamically submit job multiple times
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we really do not care about the content of <stage 2> jobs

the easiest way will be
for step 1 ==> generate a PS dataset with all the parameters needed to run the needed jobs

add a step 2 to
run a batch ISPF REXX script which
reading the PS dataset with the customizations to be done
and using ISPF file tailoring services
will build one or more jobs ( really indifferent from the script point of view )
and will submit them

search the forums for my file tailoring snippets
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject:
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Use the internal reader to submit X jobs.
Be prepared for the complaints from your production support group.

It is not possible to cause JCL to loop -- JCL is not a programming language in the classic sense and does not have the control structures to allow you to do what you want inside one job.
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