JCL Online Quiz


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Questions and Answers

Answer : C

Explanation

DD statement is used to include name of the dataset to operate.

Q 3 - How much time Step2 will have for execution, if Step1 will take 2.5 minutes?

//TXXXXXX JOB (XXXXX), ’XXXX’, TIME = 4
//STEP1 EXEC PGM = PR1, TIME = 4
//STEP2 EXEC PGM = PR2, TIME = 0

A - 4

B - 0

C - 1.5

D - 2.5

Answer : C

Explanation

The job TIME limit takes precedence over the step time limit. Step2 will have 1.5 minutes for execution. If it goes beyond that, this job will abend.

Q 4 - A JOBLIB statement is used in order to identify the location of the program to be executed in a JCL. The JOBLIB statement is specified after the JOB statement and before the EXEC statement. This can be used only for the in stream procedures and programs. State whether true or false?

A - True

B - False

Answer : A

Explanation

This statement is correct.

Q 5 - Which parameter is used to check the syntax of a JCL without executing it?

A - CLASS=0

B - PRTY=N

C - TYPRUN = HOLD

D - TYPRUN=SCAN

Answer : D

Explanation

TYPRUN = SCAN checks the syntax errors of the JCL without executing it.

Q 6 - Which utility is used to sort a file in JCL?

A - DFHSORT

B - DHSORT

C - MERGE

D - SORT

Answer : D

Explanation

SORT utility is used to sort a file in a particular order based on the sort card.

Q 7 - In-stream procedure is coded within the same JCL member, it is called an Instream Procedure. It should start with a PROC statement and end with a PEND statement. State whether true or false?

A - False

B - True

Answer : B

Explanation

This is self explanatory.

Q 8 - What sort card you will use to copy the data from one dataset to another dataset?

A - SORT FIELDS=COPY

B - SORT FIELDS=MOVE

C - SORT FIELDS=COPY(ALL)

D - SORT FIELDS=MOVE(ALL)

Answer : A

Explanation

In the SORT step mention the SYSIN & SYSOUT dataset name & in sort card code SORT FIELDS=COPY to copy data from input file to output file.

Q 9 - What prefix character we use for symbolic parameter?

A - %

B - @

C - &

D - $

Answer : C

Explanation

We use & for symbolic parameters.

Q 10 - What units are used for allocation of output dataset?

A - KB

B - Bytes

C - Cylinders, Tracks & Blocks

D - MB

Answer : C

Explanation

In mainframes, we use cylinders, tracks and blocks for allocation of datasets.

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