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


1 hour



This course contains many JCL-related tips, tricks, techniques, and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers a number of new areas of functionality associated with various z/OS releases, and provides details on statements and parameters that have evolved over the last few years


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