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JCL SPACE Parameter & Examples

JCL SPACE Parameter is one of the important parameters to be specified for a NEW dataset which request the storage required for that dataset on a Direct Access Volume. SPACE Parameter in JCL is an Optional Keyword parameter that indicates the OS, the amount of memory allocation needed for a dataset while creating it and

What is Workday?

What is Workday ? It is a Cloud based ERP technology that deals with the Employee life-cycle activities, starting from Hiring process, On boarding to Retirement or exit process. It includes all the day to day activities like HR, Financials, Time tracking, Learning Management etc. By providing all these at one place, workday helps the

CapGemini Mainframe Interview Questions

Below are the few Tricky ones faced at CapGemini. 1. I have 1000 steps in a cataloged procedure. I want to run only a few steps (say from 8th step to 16th Step). How this can be achieved? 2. A cobol db2 program takes a flat file as input and updates a DB2 table and

JCL TIME Parameter

TIME Parameter in JCL is a Keyword parameter which indicates the Processor Time required to execute the job/step in a JCL. This can be used either in JOB or in STEP or in both the places. If it is specified in a JOB, it tells the systems that this job can use the specified amount

DB2 Stored Procedures in Mainframes

DB2 stored procedures mainframe–>  Stored procedures are the programs that contains one or more SQL statements to perform a business functionality and can be called by any application with SQL call statements. These are ALSO considered as the programs that are compiled and stored in a DB2 server which can be called/INVOKED from any application

JCL DISP Parameter

JCL DISP (Disposition) parameter is a Keyword parameter which is used to describe the status of a data set used in JCL to the OS. It indicates the OS on what should be done with the dataset after JOB/STEP termination. It has 3 sub parameters which indicates THE STATUS,Normal & abnormal termination ACTIVITIES of the

Transaction Initiation in CICS

There are multiple ways of initiating a transaction in CICS. Initiating a transaction is nothing but running that transaction to start any process. Below are the different ways of transaction initiation process. 1. Entering the trans ID on native region. Example: If CST1 is the transaction ID to display the main customer details screen. Then

Symbolic Parameters in JCL

Symbolic Parameters in JCL Using Symbolic parameters in JCL/PROC is a good practice to modify any PROC parameters from the JOB. This method gives the flexibility of using different parameters in Different jobs which are using a single PROC. It is not only used to modify the proc parameters, it can also be used in

JCL override with examples

JCL override with examples JCL/PROC override is useful when a proc parameters, data sets needs to be modified while executing it. Adding parameters, Nullifying the existing parameters or Overriding the parameters of a PROC are the common overrides that can be done via a JOB. 1. Overriding a DSN: PROC has an input data set

COBOL DISPLAY Statement

COBOL DISPLAY Statement is used to Display the data on Output device. This is a procedure division statement and very useful to get the required data on output device. Syntax: [crayon-5e3122cd49ec2175191470/] Identifier is any declared variable of the program. Literal is any text string or figurative constants like ZEROES, SPACES, QUOTES, HIGH-VALUES, LOW-VALUES. Example  for Identifier