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Course Catalog » VSE Curriculum

JCL - Advanced VSE Job Control

5 hours



The JCL - Advanced VSE Job Control course explains advanced JCL techniques. It describes coding a job stream, complex DLBL statements, conditional JCL, and the LIBDEF and LIBDROP statements.


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


Completion of the JCL Basic VSE Job Control course or knowledge of the VSE and the operating system.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the function of JCL
  • Recognize the parameters and options that can be used with JCL
  • Recognize the correct format for coding parameters
  • Identify how JCL statements are used to select required job attributes
  • Recognize return codes and their values
  • Identify how symbolic parameters are used

Course Content

Standard Labels

Standard Labels

External and Internal Labels

VOL1 Label Information Area


Standard Labels and Operands

The LIBDEF and LIBDROP Statements

The Functions of the LIBDEF Statement

Search Chain

LIBDEF Operands

The Functions of the LIBDROP Statement

LIBDROP Operands

The Functions and Operands of the LIBLIST Statement

Coding a Job Stream

How to Code a Job Stream, Step by Step, With Instructions

Coding a Job Stream to Execute a Program

Coding a Job Stream to Execute a program

Components of a Job Stream

JCL, Job Step, JCP, Exec Statement, /, and JECL

Submitting Jobs

Executing a Program

Online/ Batch Processing

Conditional JCL

GOTO Statement

LABEL Statement

ON Statement

IF Statement

SETPARM Statement

Symbolic Parameters

Return Codes

Course Catalog » VSE Curriculum
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