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Amit Manas Dubey
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:22 pm
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I have a job which has three Steps. I want to execute Step 2 only.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:34 pm
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Use restart parameter to run from step 2 and comment step 3

or comment step 1 and step 3 and run job..

hope it is one time request

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:55 pm
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Hi

Actually, I am interested in knowing if this can be done without commenting the Step1 and Step3.

One way is to use RESTART parm from Step 2 and then use COND(0,LE) which will skip the Step 3 also, if Step 2 executes with a RC=0.

But what I want is that whatever happens to Step 2, Step 1 and Step 3 are not executed.

Hope I am clear on this.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:11 pm
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I use COND=(1111,NE) to bypass steps (if RC not= 1111, which should be all prev steps).

Since 1111 is not a standard RC, it stands out visually as a special check.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:51 am
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Hi Amit,

Code "RESTART=STEP2,COND=(0,LE)" in the JOB card along w/any other params you need.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:02 am
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Hi Amit,

You can use IEBEDIT for this

Code:
// JOB . . .
//STEP1 EXEC PGM=IEBEDIT
//SYSUT1 DD DSN=dataset that contain jcl,DISP=SHR
//SYSUT2 DD SYSOUT=(*,INTRDR)
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN DD *
EDIT TYPE=INCLUDE,STEPNAME=STEP2
/*
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pankaj_kulkarni111

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:02 pm
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Amit,

There are FOUR methods to do this.

1. Use IEBEDIT which is well expalined by few people here.
2. Just comment out all the remaining steps in the pgm.
3. Just mark NULL statement (//) after the step 2 which will end the program.
4. See below pgm
//T91IPPUB JOB ('pppp17',22),'pop-GROUP', CLASS=K,MSGCLASS=T,NOTIFY=&userid
RESTART=STEP2,COND=(0,LE)
.
.
//step1 exec pgm=pgm1
//step2 exec pgm=pgm2,COND=(4095,GE)
//step3 exec pgm=pgm3

I believe there may be another method to do this, just we need to check!

Pankaj
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:38 pm
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Please search the forum before you post..

The method to execute STEP2 in a JCL containing 3 steps as Step1,Step2 and Step3.

Please use the COND parameter as COND=ONLY in the steps that you don't want to execute.In this case code it in Steps 1 and 3.

You will get the desired result.. icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:41 pm
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Using COND=ONLY is not such a good idea, what happens if STEP2 abends ???
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:56 pm
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Amit wrote

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But what I want is that whatever happens to Step 2, Step 1 and Step 3 are not executed.

Hope I am clear on this.


So His requirement is Step 2 can come out with any type of result but No Step 3 execution...

I am not sure what you mean by IF Step 2 abends?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:30 pm
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COND=ONLY states that this step will ONLY process if a previous step abends. So if his STEP2 abends Sx37 then STEP3 WILL be processed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:48 pm
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muthuvel, i m sorry but pls revise the jcl once..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:20 pm
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Thanks for the correction.. icon_super.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:28 pm
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No problems.

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