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Salini

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:13 pm
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Hi,

I have submitted a job which executes an IMS program. It has gone to an infinite loop due to my changes I feel. Now I want to terminate the job, i tried purgign but still the job is in exec queue.

Is there any other option to terminate the job.

Thanks,
Salini
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ksk

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:28 pm
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Even I used to face the same situation. Job used to get purged after sometime in my case. Same might happen in ur case also.
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Salini

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:33 pm
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Hi,

But its been a long time almost 2-3 hrs after i issue the 'P' command.
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hemanth.nandas

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:53 pm
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Hi Salini,

Don't Purge a Job. Cancel it. Use cancel command 'C' where you can use 'P'. If you want dump as well, then use 'CD'
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socker_dad

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:46 am
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And if that still doesn't work, call operations and have them kill your job. You have to eat a little crow, but it beats killing cpu cycles.
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UmeySan

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:36 pm
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Hi !

If Purge & Cancel have no effect, you could Force the Job imediatly.
But Force will only be done by your operating-center i think.

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infotech58

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:11 pm
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If I am not wrong; in case of BMP programs YOU can not purge/cancel the job. To stop the job PSB would have to be stopped.
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khamarutheen

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:42 pm
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Hi,

Why dont you talk with your Control center i mean the admin people!!! Is it a test prog or prod prog?
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sasikumar1984

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:08 am
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Hi,

U cannt cancel or purge the job when it is running... Make sure ur job is going in loop by ISPF option... If its going in loop, then u need to call to the operator and ask them to cancel (u should ask them to purge) the job with dump or without dump. If ur spool occupied more space means then u can purge the job after they cancel it... It is not at all possible for U to purge the job if it is IMS job...

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Sasikumar.K
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:21 am
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Hello,

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U cannt cancel or purge the job when it is running
This is site-specific. Different organizations have different rules.

Many organizations permit developers to cancel/purge their own jobs to keep down the number of calls to the operator or other "control" people.
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sasikumar1984

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:30 am
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hi,

yes i agree with Dick... If its production walk thru jobs then we cannt cancel or purge while its running rite????????

But testing environment IMS jobs can cancel or purge while it running...

Correct me if i am wrong..

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Sasikumar.K
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anilbatta

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:46 am
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Hi All,

If you purge the job then the job will no longer available in the queue and you cannot see the job at all.

Next is Cancelling the job means the job will not successfully complete the execution but the user terminated it normally. But you can still the cancelled job in your queue.

Correct me if i am wrong on the above points.

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Anil
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:29 pm
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anilbatta wrote:
If you purge the job then the job will no longer available in the queue and you cannot see the job at all.

Next is Cancelling the job means the job will not successfully complete the execution but the user terminated it normally. But you can still the cancelled job in your queue.


You are right icon_smile.gif

However if one can not purge/cancel the JOB from the spool (even in Testing region of your shop), best practice is to ask the system guys to help you out as suggested earlier.
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