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How to get the JOBPARM SYSAFF=XXXX from a flat file


 
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shanth555

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:24 pm
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Hi All,

I am looking for logic where SYSAFF value can be read from the flat file and assigned to job , instead of hardcording in JCL.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Regards,
Shanth
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:57 pm
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From the JCL Reference manual on SYSAFF:
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Note: Use the SYSAFF parameter to ensure the conversion and execution of the job will be done on a specific system. If you code SYSAFF, both processes are done on the specified system.
Since conversion/interpretation occurs in JES before any execution can start, the ONLY way what you want to do would work is if you create and submit via the internal reader a separate job with the SYSAFF on that job.
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Pete Wilson

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:18 pm
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Another way is to look at SCHENV (schedule environments), on the jobcard which can force the job onto a particular LPAR, or possibly your scheduler can insert s SYSAFF (e.g. a CA& JCL include)
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