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vikas kumar jain

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:11 am
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I've a very long line to pass through JCL to a proc. It's as follows :
//SUBJECT=&MAR.USERID.&LIne.PLEASE&line.VERIFY&line.MRGWSBRO
// &line.BESTANDEN&line.ABR&line.AANWEZIG&line.

I've tried to give X,* etc at 72 column for continuation.
But it's not working...it's taking only first line and neglecting second. can u suggest ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:46 pm
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The only way a statement will continue to the next line is if the last character in the parameter list is a comma OR if it's an unclosed string literal that ends at column 71 (then continues at column 16 on the next, non comment line). IF statements continue until the THEN key word is found. A character in column 72 of an uncontinued line indicates the next line is a comment.

So to sum up: you can't do that.
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:16 am
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As mtaylor outlined the requirements (which you may have looked up already?) :

1. enclose string in quotes
2. code line 1 thru col 71
3. 'x' in col 72
4. continue line 2 in col 16

You can do a continuation like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:21 am
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Bill Dennis wrote:
You can do a continuation like that.
But what will happen if those "&line"s are going to be replaced by a variable larger or smaller than five characters?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:36 pm
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Hi,

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But what will happen if those "&line"s are going to be replaced by a variable larger or smaller than five characters?


It shoudn't matter what the length of the variable is.


Gerry
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:08 am
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The length of the expanded value of MAR is going to have an effect as well as the length of LINE.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:58 am
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Hi Terry,

what I should have said is as long as the total length of the PARM does not exceed 100 characters.

Having a length greater or less than the variable is not a problem, I'm assumed CICS Guy was concerned if the expanded format did not finish in col 71.

This could be an easier way to achieve the result

Code:
// SET  V1=&MAR.USERID.&LINE.PLEASE&LINE.VERIFY&LINE.MRGWSBRO           
// SET  V2=&LINE.BESTANDEN&LINE.ABR&LINE.AANWEZIG&LINE.                 
// SET  V3=&V1&V2                                                       
//      SUBJECT=&V3                                                     



Gerry
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:27 am
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This could be an easier way to achieve the result
The very point I was aiming for....
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Having a length greater or less than the variable is not a problem, I'm assumed CICS Guy was concerned if the expanded format did not finish in col 71.
But, if the "X" is in column 71 and the five byte "&line" was actually four bytes long, would the CC71 "X" still be in CC71?
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:39 am
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Hi CICS Guy,



It's not a problem if the five byte &line is only four bytes long, it will still continue the parameter.

Acutally you can leave col 72 blank.



Gerry
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:35 pm
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As gerry said, code the JCL with PARM symbolics to satisfy the reader/interpreter (end in 71, 'X' in 72, continue in 16, etc.). The length of the symbolics after substitution doesn't matter as long as the total PARM ends up at 100 bytes or less.
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vikas kumar jain

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:49 pm
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lots of thanks Dennis..it works...(no need of X in 72 column also)
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