Using IEBGENER JCL to create additional r11.x option files.

Document ID : KB000053216
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Although we recommend using the JOB06EOP job to create r11.5 option files and JOB06OP1 to create r11.6 option files, you may also use a simple IEBGENER job to copy an existing option file.

Solution:

However, the following JCL was successful in creating an alternate R11.x option file after defining the new option file via option 3.2 under TSO:

//your jobcard //COPY   EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSUT1    DD DSN=your.r11.x.option.file.EZOPTBL,
//             DISP=SHR
//SYSUT2    DD DSN=your.new.r11.x.option.file.EZOPTBL,
//             DISP=SHR
//SYSPRINT  DD DUMMY
//SYSIN     DD DUMMY

Please note: Just copying the EZOPTBL option file does not place a pointer into the EZTINI member of the r11.x CAILIB.

Please make sure that you include a //EZOPTBL DD statement in any program accessing the created option file.