JCL Validation and Run-Time Simulation

JCLPlus+

JCLplus+ is a powerful, versatile JCL Management solution. It helps ensure that your JCL is error free, conforms to in-house standards, and allows for easy maintenance.

Its JCL syntax-checking, runtime validation, standards enforcement, change management and reformatting capabilities help decrease data center spend and reduce lost production time.

JCLplus+ effectively detects JCL syntax and runtime errors before they occur.

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Detects JCL syntax errors before applications are released to production

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Comprehensive runtime simulation prevents errors that can cost critical lost production time

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Facilitates global JCL modifications quickly and correctly across the entire enterprise

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Produces easily legible and understandable JOBs and PROCs for increased productivity

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Supports job schedulers like Control-M and CA-7 to meet batch-window requirements

Features of JCLplus+

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JCL Syntax Checking and Runtime Validation

All JCL syntax is verified, detecting incorrectly specified JCL, missing or invalid keywords or parameters, incompatible DCB characteristics and other errors. Any field of any parameter on any IDCAMS and SORT statement is inspected. Users are alerted when a dataset or program is “not found” and when a dataset already exists. Unexpected security violations are also detected. PROCs and INCLUDE groups are expanded and all symbolics are resolved.

JCL Standards Enforcement

Site-specific standards can be enforced in the coding of JCL. Standards rules can be written in our proprietary Standards Enforcement Language (SEL), REXX, COBOL or Assembler. SEL allows for IF-THEN-ELSE logic in the coding of standards enforcement rules. Dataset naming conventions, JOB statement parameters such as jobname and class can be strictly enforced.

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JCL Changes and Refurbishment

JCLplus+’s uber-flexible editing capabilities save time and resources. Our change and refurbishment function essentially eliminates risk when circumstances call for enterprise-wide JCL changes, even to the most complex JCL streams. When integrated with the reformatting features of JCLplus+, performing JCL maintenance becomes a painless experience.

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