CA Workload Automation ESP Edition VS command.

Document ID : KB000027380
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Questions:

How can I keep the VS command from converting the entire command string into upper case?

 

Answer:

CS - Requests case-sensitive processing of commandtext.

The VS command converts the entire string to upper case. Z/OS preserves lower case characters in strings enclosed in single quotes. When the CS operand is present, the VS command follows this rule.

If you do not specify CONSNAME or CONSID in the VS command:

  • If MCS is active (either by default or as a result of the OPER MCS ACTIVATE command), the command is issued to the extended MCS console for the local CA WA ESP Edition subsystem. The MCS console then retrieves the command response and sends it back to the user.
  • If MCS is not active (as a result of the OPER MCS DEACTIVATE command), the command is issued to console name INTERNAL (console ID 0). The response does not come back to the issuer.

If you specify CONSNAME or CONSID in the VS command, the VS command is issued to that console. The response does not come back to the issuer. The VS command and response are not listed in the SYSLOG data set.

 

EXAMPLE:

APPL APPL1                   
JOB VSCOMM LINK PROCESS        
  RUN ANY                        
  VS 'S ESPM,PARM=''%USER1''' CS 
ENDJOB

 

Additional Information:

You can find more on the VS command in the CA Workload Automation ESP Edition Command Reference Guide.

https://docops.ca.com/ca-workload-automation-esp-edition/11-4/en/reference/commands/vs-command-issue-commands-to-the-operating-system