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JCL - Keyword Parameters

A keyword consists of characters that appear in uppercase in the syntax and must be coded as shown followed by an equals sign followed by either characters that must be coded as shown or variable information.


RD=R and MSGCLASS=class-name on the JOB statement.

Code any of the keyword parameters for a statement in any order in the parameter field after the positional parameters.

Because of this positional independence, never code a comma to indicate the absence of a keyword parameter.

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