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Name field

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A name is required on a PROC statement in an in-stream procedure and is optional on a PROC statement in a cataloged procedure. Code it as follows:
  • When coded for an in-stream procedure, each name must be unique within the job. When coded for a cataloged procedure, the name need not be unique.
  • The name must begin in column 3.
  • The name is 1 through 8 alphanumeric or national ($, #, @) characters.
  • The first character must be alphabetic or national ($, #, @).
  • The name must be followed by at least one blank.

If a name is not coded, column 3 must be blank.

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