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pavithraa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:22 pm
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Could anyone please let me know how to comment multiple lines in JCL..
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:26 pm
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Hello,

Place //* in pos 1-3 of each statement that is to be a comment.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:31 pm
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thanks a lot dick....

but is there possibility of commenting multiple lines instead of commenting each and every line?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:34 pm
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You're welcome icon_smile.gif

Not that i'm aware of. It's been that way for a long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:36 pm
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Could anyone please let me know is there any possibility of commenting multiple lines instead of commenting each and every line?
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hemanth.nandas

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:09 pm
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Hi Pavithra,

Please read Syntax Rule Of JCL Statements..

When system Finds // , It always checks for 3rd position (Coding command or statement or paramenter is Optional).

Even Forth position also for JES3 Statement if you included * .

This is how system finds difference in statements.

As yet, There is no command to get rid of this (as I believe & If so It will become a New research in Mainframe icon_lol.gif ).

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:27 pm
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JCL should be commented as you would any programming language. The comments statement contains //* in columns 1 to 3, with the remaining columns containing any desired comments.
They can be placed before or after any JCL statements following the JOB statement to help document the JCL. Comments can also be coded on any JCL statement by leaving a blank field after the operand field.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:31 pm
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Could anyone please let me know is there any possibility of commenting multiple lines instead of commenting each and every line?


what was wrong in Dick's reply that left You not satisfied and made You ask again ???

WHAT ABOUT READING THE MANUAL
THE LINK IS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE "MANUALS"
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:01 pm
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Could anyone please let me know is there any possibility of commenting multiple lines instead of commenting each and every line?


First label the lines that you want to comment ( say .A and .B)

Code:
 .A     //S1    EXEC  PGM=SORT       
 000004 //SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*     
 .B     //SORTIN DD *                 


Then issue the following command

Code:
c all '//' '//*' .a .b


Hope this helps
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hemanth.nandas

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:11 pm
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Hi Aaru,

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c all '//' '//*' .a .b


I am not getting this, pls explain clearly.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:13 pm
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Hemantha,

Change all '//' to '//*' between the lables .a and .b (range).
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hemanth.nandas

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:18 pm
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Hi Murali,

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Change all '//' to '//*' between the lables .a and .b (range).


Thanx,
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Aaru

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:22 pm
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am not getting this, pls explain clearly.


Hope you have understood now.

We are first setting up a range and then we are changing the charecters within the range. Forgot to post the output code in my last post.



Code:

//*S1   EXEC  PGM=SORT           
//*SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*         
//*SORTIN DD *                   
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:30 pm
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Hi All,

Pavithra was asking for a command to comment multiple line instead of commenting each & every line.

Changing all between labels is common while coding, That I too know what you had done it, But this is not the one to do the same. Ofcourse we can achieve the same with logic.

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Aaru

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:42 pm
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pavitra,

In Rexx we usually comment multiple statements as shown below

/*
statement 1
statement 2
statement 3
*/

Are you looking for similar thing in JCL? Please clarify.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:47 pm
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yes Aaru exactly like that ......
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pavithraa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:51 pm
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thanks a lot Aaru

'C all ' is working fine....

Thank you all for your suggestions.....
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:51 pm
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Pavithra,

I dont think it is possible to comment multiple lines in JCL as we do in rexx.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:53 pm
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Hi Aaru,

Quote:
Are you looking for similar thing in JCL? Please clarify.


I hope the topic tells it, I mean 'YES'

Ragards
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pavithraa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:54 pm
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Yes Aaru exactly like that

Thanks a lot 'C all' with label is working fine.

Thank you all for your suggetsions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:54 pm
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Commenting multiple lines
- May not be possible exactly like you want but you can add a null statement in between so that all the lines after null will be ignored.

//stmt1
//stmt2
//stmt3
//stmt4
// ..... nulll
//blah
//blah
//blah

All the 'blah' will be ignored .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:08 pm
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Hi Abhijit Kshirsagar,

Quote:
//stmt1
//stmt2
//stmt3
//stmt4
// ..... nulll
//blah
//blah
//blah

All the 'blah' will be ignored .
icon_lol.gif

If I want to consider after blah I mean stmt5 or stmt6, Is it there any way get rid of it in same Job? I mean without writting another JOB Card? ;-)

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Thanks a lot 'C all' with label is working fine.


Good Aaru, Thanx for making it icon_exclaim.gif

Thanks & Regards
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:24 pm
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Thanks abhijit.

NULL statement indicates the end of a job. As you said, only way is to add a JOB card.

Techies, please let us know if there is any other option.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:44 pm
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Aaru,

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NULL statement indicates the end of a job. As you said, only way is to add a JOB card.

Its always BAD IDEA to add second job statement inside a single pds member. This results is submission of TWO jobs with a single submission, which may effect the process.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:27 pm
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Hedllo,

Quote:
Are you looking for similar thing in JCL? Please clarify.
Yes, that is what is wanted.

It could be coded, but it won't work. . . .
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