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How to copy a VSAM file to a PS in JCL

Copying a VSAM file into a PS (Physical Sequential) file can be done using the following methods with Examples. 1. Using IDCAMS Repro This is the most frequently suggested method for any VSAM files related tasks. So for copying VSAM to PS also, REPRO can be used. //*************************************************** //* REPRO CUST FILE TO A FLAT

How to submit a batch job from CICS, Spool routing

Submitting a JOB from Online, Extra Partition TDQs,routing output to Spool There are two ways that a job can be submitted from online. 1. Using Extra partition TDQs 2. Using the Spool Files 1.Using Extra partition TDQs TDQs are generally used to submit the jobs in batch from Online. JOB cards and required steps are

COND Parameter Examples in JCL

COND PARAMETER EXAMPLES in JCL COND parameter in JCL is to execute the JOB steps conditionally. For example if in a JOB, the first Step Unloads the data from a DB2 table and step02 takes that Unload file and filters it using sort and step03 has a cobol db2 program which uses the sort output

Wells Fargo Mainframe Interview Questions

Wells Fargo Mainframe Interview Questions @ Hyderabad Below are the few questions that have been asked in Wells Fargo Mainframes Interview Technical round in India/Hyderabad. 1. Do we use include in JCL, If yes where do we use? Is Include available in COBOL as well? 2. A job has 5 steps and if it fails

COBOL date functions list, add find Duration

Below are COBOL date functions to add, Subtract and Find the duration between Dates, Times and Time stamps. 1. ADD-DURATION This is rarely seen in our programs but really a helpful Intrinsic function that COBOL provided. This is to add a specific duration to a date/time variable/value. For example if 1 year needs to be

CICS quick Reference for D2D activities

CICS quick Reference for D2D activities 1. How to terminate a Task in CICS? This need comes when ant transaction got struck or went into Infinite loop. So to overcome this, that task needs to be purged or terminated as narrated below – Enter into Native CICS region – Enter ‘CEMT INW TASK()’ It displays

COBOL Edited Picture Clause Examples

Edited Picture Clause in COBOL is to format the the display of data in required format. COBOL provides symbols to format the data, these are called “Edit Symbols” and the PIC clauses that contains these symbols are called as “Edited Picture clauses”. There are basically two types of Edited picture clauses based on their type

IEBCOPY in JCL with Examples

IEBCOPY in JCL tutorial, IEBCOPY examples and sample JCL/JOB IEBCOPY is a copy utility that is used to perform copy functionalities for PDS and PDSE datasets. Copy all or Selected members from one PDS to another. Create multiple PDS in a single IEBCOPY job from one input PDS. Compress PDS to release the unused space.

IEBGENER Tutorial- Quick reference with examples

IEBGENER Quick Guide with examples IEBGENER is used as a copy utility in mainframes area. It works to copy PS to PS, PDS member to PS, PDS member to another PDS member etc. It also has the options to filter and modify the data. SYSUT1 –> mandatory and data set given here is used as


INVALID SPACE ALLOCATION – This error really confuses the developer as we thinks that it as the space allocation issue in the JCL but actually it is not. This occurs when the MAXLITS field value specified in the SYSIN DD * has the wrong number. It should have a value greater than or Equal to