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

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


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,
//             DISP=SHR

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.