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JCL Tutorial

A Complete Reference for Mainframe Programmer


JCL Tutorial will be useful for anyone, be in a student, a software Engineer or anyone who is serious towards mastering the JCL in Mainframe.

Also, This JCL Tutorial will be helpful for mainframe programmer to increase their level of expertise in JCL.


There are no prerequisites for this JCL tutorial. If you have prior knowledge on MVS operating system, COBOL programming or any other mainframe language, then it will help you to understand JCL better but this is not mandatory and you can still learn JCL easily without any prior understanding of any programming language.

Would you like to learn COBOL ? Go to COBOL Tutorial

After completing the JCL tutorial, you will be able to:

Topics covered in JCL Tutorial:

  1. JCL Introduction
  2. JCL Statement Structure
  3. JCL Positional Parameters
  4. JCL Keyword Parameters
  5. JCL Statements
  6. JCL JOB Statement
  7. JCL EXEC Statement
  8. JCL DD Statement
  9. JCL Libraries
  10. JCL Coding Concepts
  11. JCL Procedures
  12. JCL Conditional Processing
  13. JCL Defining Datasets Name
  14. JCL Input/Ouput Methods
  15. JCL Compile Process
  16. JCL Run COBOL Program
  17. JCL GDG
  18. JCL Utilities
  19. JCL DFSORT Utility
  20. JCL Examples

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