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Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

I am trying to figure out a way to use a zeke variable in my jcl to determine which GDG version of a dataset should be used in a job. Does anyone know of a way to do this?
See sample JCL below as to what I have tried and keep getting a JCL error. I created a zeke variable $F1T07R
//SYSIN    DD DUMMY                          
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=A                       
//SYSUT1   DD DSN=$F1T07R,DISP=SHR           
//SYSUT2   DD DSN=WK.PRT07T.TEST,            
//            SPACE=(CYL,(1,1),RLSE),        
//            DCB=(*.SYSUT1)                 

RE: Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

I've been out of an IBM environment for over 10 years now, so things might be called differently, but I believe what you are referring to as a "zeke" variable is more correctly termed a "symbolic" variable.

Try searching for "symbolic" variables using your favorite search engine or in the IBM manuals if you have them available.

Code what you mean,
and mean what you code!
But by all means post your code!


RE: Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

Can't help the OP but for razalas ZEKE is a third party schedular.  Symbolics haven't changed their names smile

I also have been off the mainframe for ten years.

RE: Using a ZEKE Variable in JCL

Thanks for the responses, I kept trying different things and got it to work. So,yes you can use a Zeke variable in your JCL.

Thanks again.

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