Browse Prior Art Database

Access to MVS JCL Creation Process from the Office Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108558D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article addresses the need to provide an interface to create Job Control Language (JCL) for MVS batch processing to all Office environments. Batch job facilities provide a major method to accomplish work in the MVS environment. JCL is the language for batch job facilities. JCL creation and editing is not available to users in the Office environment, even in MVS. This interface would provide the ability to submit batch jobs from the Office environment and receive both output and job completion notification. This ability would be available to both Office users and for the Office Component itself. This would involve an interface to the Job Entry Subsystem (JES). The function must have a method to accept Job Control Language for submission for batch processing.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 57% of the total text.

Access to MVS JCL Creation Process from the Office Environment

       This article addresses the need to provide an interface
to create Job Control Language (JCL) for MVS batch processing to all
Office environments.  Batch job facilities provide a major method to
accomplish work in the MVS environment.  JCL is the language for
batch job facilities.  JCL creation and editing is not available to
users in the Office environment, even in MVS.  This interface would
provide the ability to submit batch jobs from the Office environment
and receive both output and job completion notification.  This
ability would be available to both Office users and for the Office
Component itself.  This would involve an interface to the Job Entry
Subsystem (JES).  The function must have a method to accept Job
Control Language for submission for batch processing.  It should
provide the user with a source of JCL and the ability to tailor it
for the individual user in addition to the ability to accept JCL as
part of the request for batch processing.

      The solution is to provide a general function that will allow
batch job submission from all Office environments. This function
would be located in APPC/MVS and provide an interface in CICS and
other requester environments.  The function would provide an
interface to the Job Entry Subsystem (JES) for submitting batch jobs.
The interface to the function would allow a user to send mail to this
facility which contains the request to su...