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What is the difference between primary and secondary allocations for a dataset?Answer
How do you override a specific DDNAME/SYSIN in PROC from a JCL?Answer
I have multiple jobs ( JCLs with several JOB cards ) in a member. What happens if I submit it?Answer
What are the differences between JES2 & JES3?Answer
How many extents are possible for a sequential file? For a VSAM file?Answer
What is NOTCAT?Answer
I have a COBOL program that ACCEPTs some input data. How do you code the JCL statment for this?Answer
What are the kinds of job control statements?Answer
What does a disposition of (NEW,CATLG,DELETE) mean?Answer
What is ‘S0C7? abend?Answer
Can you code instream data in a PROC?Answer
What is the meaning of keyword in JCL?What is its opposite?Answer
What does a disposition of (NEW,CATLG,KEEP) mean?Answer
What is a S0C4 error?Answer
How do you overcome this limitation?Answer
Describe the JOB statement, its meaning, syntax and significant keywords.?Answer
How do you access a file that had a disposition of KEEP?Answer
What are SD37, SB37, SE37 abends?Answer
How do you run a COBOL batch program from a JCL? How do you run a COBOL/DB2 program?Answer
Describe the EXEC statement, its meaning, syntax and keywords.?Answer
What does a disposition of (MOD,DELETE,DELETE) mean?Answer
What is S322 abend?Answer
What is STEPLIB, JOBLIB? What is it used for?Answer
Describe the DD statement, its meaning, syntax and keywords.?Answer
What is the DD statement for a output file?Answer
Why do you want to specify the REGION parameter in a JCL step?Answer
What is order of searching of the libraries in a JCL?Answer
What is a PROC?What is the difference between an instream and a catalogued PROC?Answer
What do you do if you do not want to keep all the space allocated to a dataset?Answer
What does the TIME parameter signify? What does TIME=1440 mean?Answer
What happens if both JOBLIB & STEPLIB is specified?Answer
What is the difference between a symbolic and an override in executing a PROC?Answer
What is DISP=(NEW,PASS,DELETE)?Answer
What is COND=EVEN?Answer
When you specify mutiple datasets in a JOBLIB or STEPLIB, what factor determines the order?Answer
What is RESTART? How is it invoked?Answer
How do you create a temporary dataset? Where will you use them?Answer
What is COND=ONLY?Answer
How to change default proclib?Answer
What is a GDG? How is it referenced?How is it defined? What is a MODELDSCB?Answer
How do you restart a proc from a particular step?Answer
How do you check the syntax of a JCL without running it?Answer
The disp in the JCL is MOD and the program opens the file in OUTPUT mode. What happens? The disp in the JCL is SHR and the pgm opens the file in EXTEND mode. What happens?Answer
How do you skip a particular step in a proc/JOB?Answer
What does IEBGENER do?Answer
What are the valid DSORG values?Answer
What is primary allocation for a dataset?Answer
A PROC has five steps. Step 3 has a condition code. How can you override/nullify this condition code?Answer
How do you send the output of a COBOL program to a member of a PDS?Answer
What are the differences between JES2 & JES3?Answer