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pjnithin

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject: Dummy file
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Can we make an output file as dummy in a jcl.
I am trying to execute an ezytrive program which has 2 output files. I want to make one of them DUMMY. But when I try runnin the job by making it DUMMY. Any reason or any solution.
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DavidatK

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Dummy file
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Hi pjnithin,

I don't use ezytrive, but I do use DUMMY output files often. Sometimes, when the program does not have the LRECL defined within the program, it needs to fetch it from the DD. In these cases I need to code the LRECL on the DUMMY.

i.e.

//OUTFILE DD DUMMY,LRECL=124

Give this a try.
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pjnithin

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Dummy file
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Thanks David.
It worked, I didn't had the record length coded in the ezytrieve.

DavidatK wrote:
Hi pjnithin,

I don't use ezytrive, but I do use DUMMY output files often. Sometimes, when the program does not have the LRECL defined within the program, it needs to fetch it from the DD. In these cases I need to code the LRECL on the DUMMY.

i.e.

//OUTFILE DD DUMMY,LRECL=124

Give this a try.
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