30 Best IBM JCL Interview Questions and Answers

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IBM JCL Interview Questions and Answers List

  1. What is primary allocation for a dataset?
  2. What is the difference between primary and secondary allocations for a dataset?
  3. How many extents are possible for a sequential file ? For a VSAM file?
  4. What does a disposition of (NEW,CATLG,DELETE) mean?
  5. What does a disposition of (NEW,CATLG,KEEP) mean?
  6. How do you access a file that had a disposition of KEEP?
  7. What does a disposition of (MOD,DELETE,DELETE) mean ?
  8. What is the DD statement for a output file?
  9. What do you do if you do not want to keep all the space allocated to a dataset?
  10. What is DISP=(NEW,PASS,DELETE)?
  11. How do you create a temporary dataset? Where will you use them?
  12. How do you restart a proc from a particular step?
  13. How do you skip a particular step in a proc/JOB?
  14. A PROC has five steps. Step 3 has a condition code. How can you override/nullify this condition code?
  15. How do you override a specific DDNAME/SYSIN in PROC from a JCL?
  16. What is NOTCAT ?
  17. What is ‘S0C7’ abend?
  18. What is a S0C4 error ?
  19. What are SD37, SB37, SE37 abends?
  20. What is S322 abend ?
  21. Why do you want to specify the REGION parameter in a JCL step?
  22. What does the TIME parameter signify ? What does TIME=1440 mean ?
  23. What is COND=EVEN ?
  24. What is COND=ONLY ?
  25. How do you check the syntax of a JCL without running it?
  26. What does IEBGENER do?
  27. How do you send the output of a COBOL program to a member of a PDS?
  28. I have multiple jobs ( JCLs with several JOB cards ) in a member. What happens if I submit it?
  29. I have a COBOL program that ACCEPTs some input data. How do you code the JCL statment for this?
  30. Can you code instream data in a PROC ?

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