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Status Future consideration
Workspace UrbanCode
Categories Deploy
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 20, 2021

UCD automatically handles JCL that exceeds the character limit per line after substituting

While I was trying to use OCOPY in our pipeline via "Submit JCL" step, I had to hard-coded the file name like below since the continuation for HFS Path has to be cut off at column 71, and starting next line at column 16 according to

//HFSIN DD PATH='/u/xxxxxxxx/workspace/Mainframe/OpenshiftAPITrigger

// -0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar',

I would like to replace the file name with a variable however currently it seems there is no built-in method to handle the continuation with variables.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2021

    Hey Oz,


    This is an idea that actually came from one of my clients RBC. I had a working session with them a while back to help them with some things that they were struggling with in UCD for their Z deployments. And this issue came up. This had been the third time a client brought up this problem to me and the only way to handle it was to take out the UCD property and hard code the value. It would be a great feature to add to the step. 



    Ronald Geraghty
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    ----- Original message -----
    From: "IBM (Osman Burucu)" <>
    Subject: [EXTERNAL] UCD automatically handles JCL that exceeds the character limit per line after substituting status has changed to Under review
    Date: Fri, Oct 15, 2021 3:12 AM