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TIME parameter

z/OS MVS JCL Reference

Parameter type

Keyword, optional


Use the TIME parameter to specify the maximum amount of time that a job step may use the processor or to find out through messages how much processor time a step used.

You can use the TIME parameter on an EXEC statement to increase or decrease the amount of processor time available to a job step over the default value.

A step that exceeds its allotted time abnormally terminates and causes the job to terminate, unless an installation exit routine extends the time for the job. The exit routine IEFUTL is established through System Management Facilities (SMF).


See TIME parameter (the TIME parameter on the JOB statement) or z/OS MVS Installation Exits.

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