Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8491 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
The answer depends upon your level of z/OS. 1.13 allows DD * in PROC as well as started tasks. If your site is running 1.12 or earlier, then the answer is that you MUST place the SYSIN statements into a PDS member or sequential data set and reference that on your SYSIN statement. However, your site standards prevail -- if they don't allow for SYSIN DD * in a started task, then you won't be able to use it no matter what release of z/OS your site runs.