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jetumax

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:15 pm
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Hi,

I have to pass a variable value from a FILE/GDG to a JCL's symbolic parameter. The JCL is in prodcution, so I can't create it dynamically.

Please help
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:22 pm
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What is it that you need to pass that will materially affect the JCL ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:33 pm
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Why can't you generate the parm dynamically? It is a very standard method...

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 3:52 pm
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Please let me know on creating parm dynamically..

NOTE: The varibale value paased from file will be used to to fill symbolic parameter which in turn used to in Files and GDGs names.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:08 pm
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The JCL is in prodcution, so I can't create it dynamically.


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Please let me know on creating parm dynamically..


This assumes that you may amend the JCL prior to submission. Is that the case ?

Also, is the JCL submitted via a scheduling software, which if you make changes to, or submit the job from a different source all need to be considered too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:48 pm
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Here's how:

1. Job1 creates a member of a PROC dataset, say HLQ.INCL.PROC(MEM), with one record: "// SET SYMB=value"

2. Job2's JCL has:
a. a JCLLIB card referencing HLQ.INCL.PROC (unless HLQ.INCL.PROC is one of the system's procedure libraries)
b. a card "// INCLUDE MEMBER=MEM"
c. a later reference like "//DD1 DSN=HLQ.&SYMB"
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:22 pm
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Hello,

It may help if you post the JCL you are working with.
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Digvijay Singh

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:29 pm
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Phrzby Phil wrote:
Here's how:

1. Job1 creates a member of a PROC dataset, say HLQ.INCL.PROC(MEM), with one record: "// SET SYMB=value"

2. Job2's JCL has:
a. a JCLLIB card referencing HLQ.INCL.PROC (unless HLQ.INCL.PROC is one of the system's procedure libraries)
b. a card "// INCLUDE MEMBER=MEM"
c. a later reference like "//DD1 DSN=HLQ.&SYMB"


I was going through this post and i have same requirement could you please explain this bit more.

Thanks
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Digvijay Singh

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:37 pm
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adding on this question i have same requirmnet please if anyone can give any hint:

my 1sr job is creating one file which contains data as below

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Code:
sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
 VIEW       ALT0.Q.NDVR.INTERNAL.ETT3             
 Command ===>                                     
 ****** ***************************** Top of Data *
 000100 P761993                                   
 000200 QSYS                                       
 000300 0202251      --this one i want to use as symbolic parm
                                  to my next job                             
 ****** **************************** Bottom of Data


If you see in 3rd row i have one nbr which i want to use as symbolic parameter in my next job .

is this possible or what i can do to achieve this.

anyone any hint or suggestion.
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:39 pm
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Digvijay Singh wrote:
Phrzby Phil wrote:
Here's how:

1. Job1 creates a member of a PROC dataset, say HLQ.INCL.PROC(MEM), with one record: "// SET SYMB=value"

2. Job2's JCL has:
a. a JCLLIB card referencing HLQ.INCL.PROC (unless HLQ.INCL.PROC is one of the system's procedure libraries)
b. a card "// INCLUDE MEMBER=MEM"
c. a later reference like "//DD1 DSN=HLQ.&SYMB"


I was going through this post and i have same requirement could you please explain this bit more.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:48 am
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Locked and please start a new post going forward.
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