Murach's OS/390 and z/OS JCL
by Doug Lowe and Raul Menendez
21 chapters, 559 pages, 240 illustrations
ISBN-10: 1-890774-14-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-890774-14-1
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JCL is an ugly subject. The code is cryptic, there
are dozens of parameters that can be coded in dozens
of ways, and if you donít get everything right, your
job wonít run.
The trouble is, itís time-consuming to try to learn
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in chapter 3, youíll learn how to create and submit
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With the proliferation of e-business transactions and
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You wonít just learn JCL syntax and coding details
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