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Module 2: JCL Structure and Job Card

JCL Statements

  • There are major three most frequently used JCL statements are JOB, EXEC and DD statement.
  • JOB statement is used to specify information related to Job i.e. job name, programmer name, accounting information etc.
  • EXEC statement is used to specify the program and procedure to be executed
  • DD statement is used to specify information about files, printers or resources used.

Before describing these statements in details, let’s see rules for coding JCL Statements:-

  • Must be upper case characters
  • Are written lines of 80 columns
    • Up to 71 character for JCL content
    • 72 to 80 for comments
  • Must not contain typographical errors
    • Neither Extra or Less spaces
    • No missing commas

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