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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: JCL INFORMATION - Need to know what this JCL IS Doing
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Absolutely no chance of knowing with what you have posted.

You really do need to chat with someone from YOUR site who may be of help.

Also, do try and post JCL questions in perhaps the JCL section. Makes sense to me and also saves me from having to move it icon_evil.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL INFORMATION - Need to know what this JCL IS Doing
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since the program WTOMSG is probably an in house written utility
ASK YOUR SUPPORT OR YOUR COLLEAGUES

but guessing from experience

Your organization uses some automation package which provides an event scheduling facility based on the messages written to the operator console

so writing a properly formatted message to the operator console will schedule some process

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Do not post screen images, a plain text cut and paste is more than enough
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Sorry
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expat wrote:
Absolutely no chance of knowing with what you have posted.

You really do need to chat with someone from YOUR site who may be of help.

Also, do try and post JCL questions in perhaps the JCL section. Makes sense to me and also saves me from having to move it icon_evil.gif


I tried posting from Mobile so seems I didn't check the section.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: JCL INFORMATION - Need to know what this JCL IS Doing
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
since the program WTOMSG is probably an in house written utility
ASK YOUR SUPPORT OR YOUR COLLEAGUES

but guessing from experience

Your organization uses some automation package which provides an event scheduling facility based on the messages written to the operator console

so writing a properly formatted message to the operator console will schedule some process


Thanks a lot Enrico-Sorichetti for your quick response.

I thought it is taking some input from the datasets and writing it to console by Executing program WTOMSG.
I am not sure whether utility WTOMSG is doing some automation, never saw that in Mainframe.
I am not a JCL guy but know little about it.

Actually site has done migration from Mainframe to Linux OS few 4-5 years back.
Now they want to decommision the job which uses this logic.
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Note that WTOMSG is a proc, not a program...which makes it even more obscure!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply to: JCL INFORMATION - Need to know what this JCL IS Doing
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Check if you are able to locate this SYS1.PROCLIB , Most of the procs should have a description what it does...
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Run the job with job statement TYPRUN=SCAN to see the procedure expansion. It will also tell you where the procedure is.
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