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luis_pr

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:32 pm
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I set up an EVENT to be triggered when one of several files are cataloged.

The EVENT submits a job that flushes with a JCL error: UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER % ON THE DD STATEMENT.

The JCL that gets submitted does not replace ESP's symbolic variable ESPTRDSN with the name of the file that triggered the EVENT.

The JCL statement causing the error looks like so:
//SORTIN DD DSN=%ESPTRDSN,
// DISP=SHR

When ESP submits the job with the DD Statement shown above, the ESPTRDSN Variable is not replaced by the name of the dataset that triggered the event.

I am using Version 5.5 in z/OS 1.13.
TIA, Luis
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 pm
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Hello,

Has some other jcl like this worked or is this the first attempt?

If this is the first attempt, there may be a configuration issue.

Suggest you open an issue with CA Support.
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luis_pr

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:09 pm
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That is an unknown. It may be the first attempt. I have touched base with other ESP Users but so far, have not located anyone else who has tried coding symbolic variables in the JCL that ESP will submit.

Thanks, will suggest contacting CA Support.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:21 pm
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why not start from the manuals ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:22 pm
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if you are expecting JES to convert ESPTRDSN
ESPTRDSN has to be in a system table available for the conversion.

is the char % or &?
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luis_pr

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:44 pm
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Already looked at the User Manual and Advanced User Manual.

No, I expect ESP to convert, not JES. The char is a percent sign, %.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 pm
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why not look at a <snippet> where an ESP variable is substituted an proceed in the same way ?
( updating/defining the proper ESP infrastructure )
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 pm
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Hello,

Yes, ESP should deal with the job on the way into the system and when JES sees this, the % variables would already be resolved.

Are you sure ESPTRDSN is spelled the same everywhere it is mentioned? What value should be substituted?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:09 pm
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When you activate an Event-level data-set trigger, %ESPTRDSN is set to the fullyqualified name of the data set specified when the trigger was defined.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:20 am
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Quote:
Are you sure ESPTRDSN is spelled the same everywhere
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:37 am
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Yup.

I just managed to get it to work. The Job Card must be followed by a comment that looks like so:

<job card>
//*ESPSYMBOL %
<the rest of the job>
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 am
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Good to hear you have it working - thank you for posting the solution icon_smile.gif

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