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JCL (z/OS) - Advanced - Tips and Tricks 2.5


1 hour


In previous JCL courses you have been presented with many examples of the types of errors that can be produced when running your JCL. This course consolidates many of these and looks at general problem and resolution practices associated with batch job submission, resource allocation, and abends. JCL restarts are also discussed, identifying any processing clean-up that needs to be performed, and the methods used to rerun or restart your job.


Senior operators, application programmers, or system programmers who work with JCL.


It is assumed that the student has successfully completed all previous JCL courses in this curricula, or has equivalent knowledge.


    After completing this course, the student will be able to identify parameters and statements that could be implemented to improve batch job throughput and performance.

Course Content

Tips and Tricks - JCL

GDGORDER Parameter for Concatenated Generations
Changing the Default Delimiter
Basic Job Scheduling
REGION and REGIONX Parameters
Job/Step Time Limits
System Symbols
SET Statement
Overriding Symbols
Specifying BLKSIZE
Job Priority
Notifying Multiple Users on Job Completion
Using DCB with Dummy Data Sets
Passing Parameters to Procedures
Using the SUBMIT Command

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