SMP/e RECEIVE HOLDDATA is getting several GIM20311E and GIM56704E errors

Document ID : KB000035842
Last Modified Date : 02/03/2018
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Introduction:

Issue:

SMP/e RECEIVE HOLDDATA is getting several errors:

GIM20311E ** THERE IS A SYNTAX ERROR IN THE CONTROL STATEMENT AT COLUMN 03.    
GIM56704E ** THERE IS AN ERROR IN AN UNKNOWN MCS IN SMPHOLD.    

Environment:

z/OS

Cause:

The SMPHOLD DD input did not contain legitimate ++HOLD data.

Resolution:

Assure that your SMPHOLD input is correct. 

//RECEIVE   EXEC PGM=GIMSMP,PARM='DATE=U',REGION=0M            
//SMPCSI      DD DISP=SHR,DSN=your.CSI                       
//SMPHOLD   DD DISP=SHR,DSN=your.holddata
//SMPCNTL    DD *            
SET BOUNDARY(GLOBAL).      
RECEIVE HOLDDATA .         
/*                                                                  
 
 
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