JCL Procedures & PROC's
Using JCL Procedures
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  Introduction
  Creating Multiple PDS Members
  JCL Member with an Instream PROC
  JCL Member to Create Three PDS's
  The PROC to Create a PDS
  Deleting Multiple PDS Members
  JCL Member to Delete Three PDS's
  The PROC to Delete a PDS
  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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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

JCL defines how a job is executed on the mainframe. A job may perform many steps or execute many programs in order to produce the requested information or output. If a segment of JCL is used repeatedly it may be coded once as a PROC (or JCL Procedure) and then used by many different steps within the job. There are two approaches to defining and using PROC's.

The PROC may be defined within the job (this is referred to as an In-stream PROC). If the segment of JCL code being defined as a PROC is unique to a single job then this approach is a very good alternative. An instream PROC should be defined first in the JCL before the EXEC statement that will reference the PROC. An instream PROC must start with a PROC statement and be terminated with a PEND statement. The PEND is not required if the PROC is stored as a separate member in a library.

The PROC may be defined as a separate member and stored in a separate library (i.e. PDS). If the segment of JCL code being defined as a PROC will be used by different jobs then this approach should be used.

At execution time when an EXEC statement references a PROC the PROC source code will be copied into the job and executed as if it is part of the JCL.

If you store a PROC in a library (i.e. Proc Library or ProcLib) the ProcLib must be known to the system. Most systems will search a list of pre-defined ProcLibs to find a PROC. If a PROC is stored in a library that is not in the pre-defined then the PROC will not be found. To specify additional PROC libraries to be searched use the JCLLIB statement. This is explained in a later section of this document.

For additional flexibility substitution parameters may be used to pass different values to a PROC. This is explained in a later section of this document.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Creating Multiple PDS Members

This example will demonstrate the use of JCL PROCs to create three Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's). The first example will use an instream PROC and the second example will use a JCL member with a separate PROC member. The use of a substitution parameter will also be explained.

The PROC will contain the source code to create (or delete) a PDS using the DSN specified in the substitution parameter ($DSNAME) provided by the JCL member. The JCL member will contain the code to set a substitution parameter with a Data Set Name (or PDS name for this example).

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Member with an Instream PROC

The following JCL member (PDSCRTJ4.jcl) has an instream PROC. Notice the instream PROC is defined before the first step.

//PDSCRTJ4 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Enterprises         *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2014 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Subject: Define a PDS using the IEFBR14 with a DD Statement
//* Author:  SimoTime Enterprises
//* Date:    January 1,1998
//*
//* The JCL member executes the instream PROC called PDSCRTP3 and
//* passes a fully qualified data set name (DSN) via the symbolic name
//* called DSNAME and referenced in the PROC as &DSNAME.
//*
//*********************************************************************
//* The instream PROC for creating a PDS. The Data Set Name (&DSNAME)
//* is provided by the job step that EXECs the PROC.
//*
//PDSCRTP4 PROC
//PDSCRTS1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TEMPLIB1 DD  DISP=(NEW,CATLG),DSN=&DSNAME,
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,(45,15,50)),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PO)
//         PEND
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 3  Create a PDS using SET and EXEC
//*
//         SET DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP01
//STEPJ41  EXEC PDSCRTP4
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 3  Create a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEPJ42  EXEC PDSCRTP4,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP02
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   3 of 3  Create a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEPJ43  EXEC PDSCRTP4,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP03
//*

In the preceding example the PROC starts with the PROC statement and ends with the PEND statement.

//PDSCRTP3 PROC
. . .
. . .
//         PEND

As stated earlier the PEND statement is required for an instream PROC but is optional for a separately defined PROC. Step 1 uses a SET statement to set a value for the DSNAME substitution parameter. Steps 2 and 3 define the DSNAME substitution parameter as part of the EXEC statement. The PROC accesses the substitution parameter by using the ampersand as a prefix or &DSNAME. In this example by using the &DSNAME substitution parameter the PROC may be used to create multiple PDS's with different names.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Member to Create Three PDS's

This example uses a single JCL member (PDSCRTJ3.jcl) and a separate PROC member (PDSCRTP3.JCL) to create three PDS's . Notice the use of the JCLLIB statement to tell the system where to find the PROC.

//PDSCRTJ3 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Enterprises         *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2014 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Subject: Define a PDS using the IEFBR14 with a DD Statement
//* Author:  SimoTime Enterprises
//* Date:    January 1,1998
//*
//* The JCLLIB tells the mainframe where to look for PROCs.
//*
//* The JCL member executes the PROC called PDSCRTP3 and passes a
//* fully qualified data set name (DSN) via the symbolic name
//* called DSNAME and referenced in the PROC as &DSNAME.
//*
//*********************************************************************
//*
//PROCLIB  JCLLIB ORDER=SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 3  Create a PDS using SET and EXEC
//*
//         SET DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP01
//S1       EXEC PDSCRTP3
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 3  Create a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEP2    EXEC PDSCRTP3,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP02
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   3 of 3  Create a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEPJ003 EXEC PDSCRTP3,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP03
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The PROC to Create a PDS

The following (PDSCRTP3.prc) is the PROC that will be used to create a PDS. Notice the PROC and PEND statements are not required.

//* *******************************************************************
//*        PDSCRTP3.prc - a JCL Procedure Batch Job Processing        *
//*      This JCL Procedure is provided by SimoTime Enterprises       *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2014 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Subject: Define a PDS using the IEFBR14 with a DD Statement
//* Author:  SimoTime Enterprises
//* Date:    January 1,1998
//*
//* This PROC needs the &DSNAME defined by the calling JCL member...
//* //       SET DSNAME=AAAA.BBBB.CCCC
//* //       EXEC PDSCRTP3
//*
//* Also, the JCLLIB statement may be required and placed after
//* the JOB card.
//* //PROCLIB JCLLIB ORDER=SIMOTIME.DEMO.PROCLIB1
//*
//* Technically speaking, IEFBR14 is not a utility program because it
//* does nothing. The name is derived from the fact that it contains
//* two assembler language instruction. The first instruction clears
//* register 15 (which sets the return code to zero) and the second
//* instruction is a BR 14 which performs an immediate return to the
//* operating system.
//*
//* IEFBR14's only purpose is to help meet the requirements that a
//* job must have at least one EXEC statement. The real purpose is to
//* allow the disposition of the DD statement to occur.
//*
//* For example, the following DISP=(NEW,CATLG) will cause the
//* specified DSN (i.e. PDS) to be allocated.
//* Note: a PDS may also be referred to as a library.
//*********************************************************************
//PDSCRTP3 PROC
//PDSCRTS1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TEMPLIB1 DD  DISP=(NEW,CATLG),DSN=&DSNAME,
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,(45,15,50)),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PO)
//         PEND
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Deleting Multiple PDS Members

This section provides an example of how to use a PROC to delete a PDS. Please note, if the PDS is deleted all the members in the PDS are also deleted.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Member to Delete Three PDS's

The following is the JCL member (PDSDELJ3.jcl) that will use a PROC to delete the PDS's created in the Create Multiple PDS's example.

//PDSDELJ3 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program is provided by: SimoTime Enterprises          *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2014 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Subject: Delete Temporary PDS's with IEFBR14 and a DD Statement
//* Author:  SimoTime Enterprises
//* Date:    January 1,1998
//*
//* The JCLLIB tells the mainframe where to look for PROCs.
//*
//* The JCL member executes the PROC called PDSDELP3 and passes a
//* fully qualified data set name (DSN) via the symbolic name
//* called DSNAME and referenced in the PROC as &DSNAME.
//*
//*********************************************************************
//*
//PROCLIB  JCLLIB ORDER=SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 3  Delete a PDS using SET and EXEC
//*
//         SET DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP01
//STEPJ01  EXEC PDSDELP3
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 3  Delete a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEPJ02  EXEC PDSDELP3,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP02
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   3 of 3  Delete a PDS using EXEC and DSNAME substitution
//*
//STEPJ03  EXEC PDSDELP3,DSNAME=SIMOTIME.DEMO.TEMP03
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The PROC to Delete a PDS

The following is the JCL PROCedure (PDSDELP3.prc) that will delete a PDS based on the value of the substitution parameter (&DSNAME) provided by the JCL member.

//* *******************************************************************
//*        PDSDELP3.prc - a JCL Procedure Batch Job Processing        *
//*      This JCL Procedure is provided by SimoTime Enterprises       *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2014 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Subject: Delete Temporary PDS's with IEFBR14 and a DD Statement
//* Author:  SimoTime Enterprises
//* Date:    January 1,1998
//*
//* This PROC needs the &DSNAME defined by the calling JCL member...
//* //       SET DSNAME=AAAA.BBBB.CCCC
//* //       EXEC PDSDELP3
//*
//* Also, the JCLLIB statement may be required and placed after
//* the JOB card.
//* //PROCLIB JCLLIB ORDER=SIMOTIME.DEMO.PROCLIB1
//*
//* Technically speaking, IEFBR14 is not a utility program because it
//* does nothing. The name is derived from the fact that it contains
//* two assembler language instruction. The first instruction clears
//* register 15 (which sets the return code to zero) and the second
//* instruction is a BR 14 which performs an immediate return to the
//* operating system.
//*
//* IEFBR14's only purpose is to help meet the requirements that a
//* job must have at least one EXEC statement. The real purpose is to
//* allow the disposition of the DD statement to occur.
//*
//* For example, the following DISP=(OLD,DELETE) will cause the
//* specified DSN (i.e. PDS) to be deleted.
//* Note: a PDS is also referred to as a library.
//*********************************************************************
//PDSDELP3 PROC
//PDSDELS1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TEMPLIB1 DD  DISP=(OLD,DELETE),DSN=&DSNAME,
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,(45,15,50)),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PO)
//         PEND
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This suite of JCL members and PROC's is provided as a possible approach to creating and deleting multiple, temporary PDS's. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers. In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a choice of alternatives.

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