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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:34 pm
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The following repetitive topics are no longer eligible for discussion in any of the following Forums:

JCL

  • Changing the MAXCC of a step or the job. This cannot be done.
  • Changing the order in which steps are run. This cannot be done.
  • Looping of a job step. This cannot be done.
  • Restart of certain job steps. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs.
  • Override of a step in a nested PROC. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs, or refer to the proper documentation.
  • Add a DATE and/or TIMESTAMP to a dataset. This Forum recommends that you consult with your Scheduling team first. Otherwise, this topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs.
  • How to code an FTP. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs.
  • How to check for empty dataset/file. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs.
  • How to send an email. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs.
  • Starting a job as a specific time, or after a specific amount of time, without using a Job Scheduling system.
  • Placing a jobstep/program into a wait state.
  • For sample Compile/Run JCLs, Refer this topic before posting.


Questions on substituting JCL variables in in-stream data can be discussed, since it is now possible.

COBOL

  • How to read a dataset/file backwards.
  • How to set the RETURN-CODE.
  • Difference between STATIC and DYNAMIC.
  • Difference between SEARCH and SEARCH ALL.
  • Difference between POINTER and INDEX.
  • Difference between REDEFINES and RENAMES.
  • Difference between EXIT and GOBACK.
  • Difference between COMP, COMP-3, COMP-5, etc.
  • How to handle numerics greater than 18 digits. Search for topics concerning the ARITH(EXTEND) compiler option.


CICS

  • Online System vs batch system
  • How to write a program reentrant.
  • How to start a CICS region, How to run a transaction etc.
  • How to blink/change the color of the text fields in the Map.
  • Maximum size of the COMMAREA/LINKAGE Section etc.
  • Difference between READ and READ NEXT
  • Difference between TSQ and TDQ.
  • Define CEDA, CECI, CEMT etc.
  • Sample JCL for CICS Translation, How to connect to DB2 etc.


TSO/ISPF/REXX

  • How do I design panels. This topic has already been posted many times.
  • Defining Scrollable panels. This topic has already been posted many times.
  • Using proper TSO/ISPF libraries, allocating user libraries to your TSO session, creating batch jobs that use ISPF services. All of these topics should first be addressed to your site's System Administrators. Otherwise, they have been discussed already here in great detail.
  • How to create a PDS member list. This topic has already been posted many times.
  • Process VSAM with REXX. This topic has already been posted many times.


GENERAL

  • Asking for a Reference material/Manual for any of the product listed in: www.ibmmainframes.com/manuals.php
  • How to transfer/FTP a file. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs, or refer to the proper documentation.
  • Questions on Certifications. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs, or refer to the proper documentation, or see this topic. Do not post requests for "Certification Dumps". Refer this topic for DB2 certification details.
  • How to submit a job from COBOL/JCL/REXX/CLIST/CICS. This topic has already been posted many times. Please search for the answer that best suits your needs, or refer to the proper documentation.
  • How to find who last changed a dataset. This can only be determined by accessing the SMF (System Management Facility) type-15 records for the specific timeframe.
  • How to find details for a tape dataset. These must be obtained from your tape management system.
  • Topics related to non-mainframe tools.
  • What's the difference between ++INCLUDE, INCLUDE, and COPY.
  • Changing the content of multiple members in a PDS. Again, this topic has been posted many times, with many different solutions depending on your local environment and what tools you may have available.
  • Requests for copies of copyrighted third-party product documentation or screen snapshots. You must request these directly from the product vendor.
  • Questions on non-public, non-documented utilities such as MULTIGEN or INGENIUM.
  • How to retrieve spool data via SDSF.
  • How to design your own scheduling system. The forum moderators recommend not attempting this.


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