CA JCLCheck Common Component and CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition set up requirements.

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Introduction: 

CA JCLCheck Common Component is a subset of the CA JCLCheck Workload Automation product. CA JCLCheck Common Component is shipped free of charge with CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition to validate JCL statements for syntax and job execution within CA 7.  This Knowledge Document describes the set up requirements for using CA JCLCheck Common Component with CA 7.

 

Instructions: 

CA JCLCheck Common Component is shipped with other CA products and CA recommends that CA JCLCheck Common Component is installed into its own SMP zone. This will prevent duplicate installation and duplicate libraries, as well as eliminate new installation if the primary CA product is upgraded.

The recommended best practice is to place the CA JCLCheck Common Component CAZ2LOAD in the linklist and above all other CA products.  If it cannot be placed in the linklist, then the CA 7 WA started task must have a STEPLIB DD pointing to the CA JCLCheck Common Component CAZ2LOAD.

Add a SYSPROC DD to the CA 7 started task.  This DD points to the procedure libraries that you want CA JCLCheck WA to search for PROC expansion.

You can now use CA JCLCheck Common Component to validate the JCL in CA 7.

To enable the CA JCLCheck WA runtime option AUTOPROC so the JES proclibs can be searched automatically, the following has to be done:

Remove the SYSPROC DD statement.

Create a sequential data set or a PDS member to contain the runtime options for CA JCLCheck WA. This dataset must have DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=80*nnn). For this example, DSN=JCLCHK.OPTION.FILE is a sequential file and contains the following options:  AU

Add the statement "JCLCHECK,DDNAME= ddname" to the CA 7 INIT Deck. For example, JCLCHECK,DDNAME=JCLCHXX

In the CA 7 started task JCL, add the statement below:

//JCLCHXX DD DSN=JCLCHK.OPTION.FILE,DISP=SHR

Recycle CA 7 and review the CA 7 started task log. The following messages show that the CA JCLCheck Common Component interface has been loaded and the JCLCheck function is now available for use in CA 7.

CA-7.IJCK - THE FOLLOWING JCLCHECK OPTIONS IN EFFECT:

CA-7.IJCK - O(JCLCHECK),AU,ER(I),F,LIS,SP(NOR),LIN(25),VSAM

CA-7.IJCK - CA-JCLCHECK COMMON LOADED.

CA-7.IJCK - JCLCHECK INTERFACE BUFFER SIZE IS 08000.

 

Additional Information:

CA Workload Automation CA 7 Systems Programmer Guide, Chapter 3 CA JCLCheck Options Data Set, and Chapter 5 JCLCHECK Statement.

 

 

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA JCLCheck or CA 7 if you have further questions.