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Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.3 Series

JCL (z/OS) - Advanced - Tips and Tricks

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 z/OS 2.2 and z/OS 2.3, 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

Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum » Job Control Language (JCL) 2.3 Series
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