How to Specify a line continuation Character for CA XCOM for z/OS.

Document ID : KB000011140
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

When creating JCL for an XCOM batch job and trying to pass several parameters, I need to continue on the next line. How do I code this?

Answer:

When coding a continuation line for CA XCOM batch jobs, follow standard JCL SYSIN rules.

  • Continuation can span multiple lines as long you put a plus sign (+) at the end of each line and the next line starts in columns 2 through 16.
  • Each new parameter must start in column one.
  • Parameter values that have embedded spaces, quotes, or a plus sign (+) followed by a space, which would indicate a continuation line, must be enclosed in either single or double quotes.
Additional Information:

Please see Section Main Coding Rules in Section "SYSIN01 Parameters" of the CA XCOM Data Transport User Guide: https://docops.ca.com/ca-xcom-data-transport-for-zos/12-0/en/using/the-batch-interface/sysin01-parameters.