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JCL - Basic VSE Job Control


4 hours


The JCL - Basic VSE Job Control course introduces the three basic job statements. It also describes the order of the JCL and its relevance to the job control program.


Operators, programmers, and other personnel who require knowledge of JCL


Knowledge of VSE


    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Define the function of JCL
  • recognise the different parameters and the options used with JCL
  • Identify the correct format to use when coding parameters
  • Identify the JCL statements to use when selecting job attributes

Course Content

VSE Job Streams

Basic Format of Job Statement
Job Name
Accounting Information
End of Job Statement
Basic Format of EXEC Statement
Program Name
Size Operand
Parm Operand

Documenting Jobs

Format and Function of the Pause Statement
Format and Function of the Comment Statement

File Labels and Assignments

Permanent and Temporary Statements
Format of ASSGN Statement and the Operands Used
The TLBL Statement, Format, and Operands
The DLBL Statement, Format, and Operands

Creating a VSE Job

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