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Examples of the BYTES parameter

z/OS MVS JCL Reference

Example 1
//JOB1   JOB  (123456),'R F B',BYTES=(500,CANCEL)

In this example, the job JOB1 will be cancelled when its output exceeds 500 thousand bytes. The system will not produce a storage dump.

Example 2
//JOB2   JOB  (123456),'R F B',BYTES=40
In this example, when the output for JOB2 exceeds 40 thousand bytes, the installation default determines whether the job is
  • Cancelled, and a dump is requested
  • Cancelled, and no dump is requested
  • Allowed to continue, with a warning message issued to the operator.

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