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Allocating a temporary dataset using REXX


 
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cpuhawg

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:40 pm
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I frequently CALL the ICETOOL program in REXX where I have to pre-allocate datasets such as those input to the CTL1CNTL or CTL2CNTL DD statements.

Is there a method of allocating a temporary dataset (like &&TEMPFILE is used in JCL) using the ALLOC command so you don't have to delete permanently created datasets at the end of a REXX routine?
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superk

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:49 pm
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Allocate the DD only without a DSNAME parameter? I do this:

"ALLOC DD(SYSIN) NEW REU UNIT(VIO) RECFM(F B) LRECL(80)"

a lot.
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bhavin.mehta

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:46 pm
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I have a Rexx, which creates the temp file (which is a SORTCARD) and then Submits the SORT Job which has to use the above SORTCARD.

How do I refer to this file in the JCL?

//SYSIN DD ????? <- What would go here?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:19 pm
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Since you revived a six-year-old thread instead of starting a new one as is proper, I doubt if you will be aided.
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