Sending the user a message when job abends?

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Sending the user a message when job abends?

Post by LRevell » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:19 pm

Hello, this is my first post in this forum. Can't find my JCL book, so I'm hoping for a nudge in the right direction. 8)

My co-worker is setting up a procedure to allow a user to submit a series of jobs from her desk, instead of going through our Production Control batch process. However, we want to send her a message or notification on her workstation if the job abends - we DO NOT want her to submit subsequent jobs if one blows up!
Is there a way to do this in JCL?

Thanks for any help.

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Post by Veera » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:21 pm

When you say, you wanted to send notification do you mean
sending a messgae to MANFRAME ID..or can we use othermeans of

1) We can setup a e-mail to her inbox for the notification, we have few
utilities using in JCL we can trigger a mail.

2) Just a taught In the job card, we can NOTIFY to other users mainframe
login id, on completion of job successful/unsuccesfull the user will
get the notification and based on that she can decide whether to
go ahead and submit rest of the jobs.

If in case you need a sample job for triggering e-mail, let us know.


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Post by LRevell » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:30 am

Thanks, Veera. We did end up using NOTIFY, but the user isn't tech savvy, and I was hoping for something that would allow a short text message to be sent. An E-mail trigger won't suffice, as we need to have her know immediately that the job failed so as not to submit the next.

Thanks again.
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