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Post by souji009 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:34 pm

I am new to Maiframe testing.I would like to know how JCL is used for testing batch programs?What else a JCL is sued for?

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Post by dbzTHEdinosauer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:39 pm

you would be better informed if you were to read the first couple chapters of the JCL Users' Guide
Dick Brenholtz
JCL, SQL and code in programs have an irritating habit of doing what you say,
not what you meant.

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Post by amna567 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:29 am

There are a lot of testing strategies here There are several variety of tests : integration tests, performance tests, volume tests, regression tests, stress tests etc. You can test a all cluster of courses or a whole day or night of production. You need to know the expected results, discuss with business analysts, with system team, with Capacity team, ….And you will have to know a lot of equipment or technic : Strobe, File Aid, Ecomp, CA7, report Excel, Word, DB2, CICS, zOS, Sort, backup, recovery, etc.

mainframe testing is also comparable to client-server testing. it requires straightforward knowlege of SQL query processing, some understanding of COBOL and JCL.

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Post by DikDude » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:00 am

how JCL is used for testing batch programs?
JCL is the control language for running programs in a batch environment. When running a test job, the JCL that actually controls the process is submitted as a test JOB.
What else a JCL is sued for?
Running Production jobs - often via the scheduling software.
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Post by alijamal » Mon May 21, 2012 10:50 am

JCL Conditional Processing, using the IF/THEN/ELSE Constructs ... needed to access the documentation and run the complete suite of batch and online programs mainframe testingThis directory has the common or shared members used by the various applications. .... The JCL will then continue to execute testing various conditions
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Post by NicC » Mon May 21, 2012 11:45 am


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Post by DikDude » Mon May 21, 2012 7:24 pm

Yup, me too . . . :?

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