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continuation character in File-Aid batch.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:30 pm
I want to code several entries to search a PS using File-Aid batch.
How to code the $$DD01 card beyond column 72 in File-Aid batch mode?
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:33 pm
Anuj, would you please help me with this?
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:05 pm
Here are some guidelines that might help.
?You can have information in location 1 through location 80 of your control cards.
?The first operand must be coded starting before location 26 or all operands will be ignored.
?To specify a continuation line, code a comma after the last complete
parameter entry on a control card.
?To code continuation cards, place a blank in location 1 and make sure the next parameter entry starts before location 26 of the card.
?Separate the function/dataset organisation identifier and the parameter identifiers with at least one blank space.
?Do not split an individual parameter entry element between cards:
Invalid: $$DD01 LIST IF=(1,0,C'XXX'),IF=(1,0
Valid: $$DD01 LIST IF=(1,0,C'XXX'),
If a parameter entry is too long to fit in one line, break it up into multiple parameter lines.
?You can code more than one parameter identifier following a single function/dataset organisation identifier. The order that you code the parameters determines the logic of the statement.
?Separate multiple parameter identifiers by commas.
?You may code multiple parameter identifiers on a continuation line.
File-AID seems much more flexible than some of the other tools I have used. I have only been using the batch version for 6 months and I am really impressed by what I have seen.