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THRESHLD parameter

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Parameter type: Keyword, optional, JES3 only

Purpose: Use the THRESHLD parameter to specify the maximum size for the sysout data set. JES3 calculates the sysout data set size as the number of records multiplied by the number of copies requested. When this size exceeds the THRESHLD value, JES3 creates a new unit of work, on a data set boundary, and queues it for printing. Consequently, copies of the sysout data set may be printed simultaneously by different printers.

Use the THRESHLD parameter for jobs that generate many large data sets or many copies of one large data set.

Note: THRESHLD is supported only on JES3 systems.

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