Known bug in 9.00A SP7 - Ampersand characters (&) in job JCL is not escaped correctly.

Document ID : KB000089995
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Known bug in 9.00A SP7 - Ampersand characters (&) in job JCL is not escaped correctly.
Resolution:

 

 

Symptoms

 

When several & characters in a row are used in a JCL they are notescaped correctly.

 

 

 


 

Cause

 

For example: &&& is resolved to & instead of &&.This can result in JCL errors.

 


 

Resolution

 

Will be fixed in V9 SP8

 

Workaround:

 

 --> replace logicaland : if [ $condition1 ] && [$condition2 ]

 

 with alternate syntax : if[ $condition1 -a $condition2 ]