- 5 hours
The JCL (z/OS) - Using Special Data Sets in Batch Jobs course examines how special data sets, such as generation data groups, tape data sets, and temporary data sets are referenced using JCL. It also describes how data sets can be concatenated in JCL and some of the reserved DD statement names and their uses.
Operators, application programmers, and system programmers who require an advanced knowledge of JCL.
Completion of the Introduction to z/OS JCL course or knowledge of JCL basics.
After completing this course, the student will be able to identify how special data sets in batch jobs are created and accessed by using parameters to accommodate a wide range of data set types.
Generation Data Group Concepts
Specifying DCB Information for GDGs
Creating a Generation Data Group
How to Concatenate Data Sets
Using Dummy Data Sets
Tape Record Formats
Using the UNIT Parameter
Using the VOLUME Parameter
Using the DCB Parameter
Using the LABEL Parameter
Stacking Data Sets on Tape
Temporary Data Set Concepts
Using DD Statement Parameters with Temporary Data Sets
Using Temporary Data Sets Across Multiple Steps
Using VIO Temporary Data Sets
Using Backward References
Using Special DD Statements
Using Special Parameters and Sub-Parameters in DD Statements