Small Assembler Program
Set Return Code to Zero & Return
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  Introduction
  The JCL Member
  The Mainline Assembler Program
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
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This program simply does a subtract of Register-15 from itself (i.e. setting the value to zero) and then does an unconditional branch to the address specified in Register-14. The assembler program is written in IBM Mainframe Assembler, it will compile using Assembler/H or HLASM. A JCL member is provided to run the job as an MVS batch job on an IBM mainframe or as a project with Micro Focus Mainframe Express (MFE) running on a Windows System.

This program may serve as a tutorial for programmers that are new to 370 Assembler and as a reference for experienced programmers.


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The following is the mainframe JCL (ASMR14J1.jcl) required to run the assembler program. The JOB statement will need to be modified for specific mainframe environments. This will also run on a Windows System using Mainframe Express provided by Micro Focus.

//ASMR14J1 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=O,NOTIFY=LRSP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       ASMR14J1.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - 370 Assembler, Return to Caller with Zero Return Code
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 01, 1997
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, This is a single step job.
//*
//ASMWTOS1 EXEC PGM=ASMR14A1
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DEMO.LOADLIB1,DISP=SHR
//*

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This program (ASMR14A1.mlc) abides by the mainframe calling protocol and register usage guidelines. Register-15 is used to pass a return-code and register-14 contains the return address for the calling program. This program simply does a subtract of Register-15 from itself (i.e. setting the value to zero) and then does an unconditional branch to the address specified in Register-14.

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*             ASMR14A1.MLC - This is an HLASM Program                 *
*                 Provided by SimoTime Technologies                   *
*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved               *
*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com                 *
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* Created: 1974/06/01, Simmons                                        *
* Changed: 1974/06/01, Simmons, no changes to date...                 *
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* Set the Return code to ZERO and Return to Caller.
*
ASMR14A1 CSECT
         SR    15,15                 * Set Return Code to Zero
         BR    14                    * Return to Caller
         END

Note:  The program performs the same function as IEFBR14.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This is a simple program that sets the return code to zero and returns to the calling program. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new assembler programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers. The samples focus on the coding techniques of the individual instructions. As always, it is the programmer's responsibility to thoroughly test all programs.

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The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Assembler Connection for more examples of mainframe Assembler programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

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The following links will require an internet connect.

This suite of programs and documentation is available for download. Link to an Evaluation zPAK Option that includes the program members, documentation and control files.

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Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

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