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Continuing JCL statements

z/OS MVS JCL Reference

Start of change When the total length of the fields on a control statement exceeds 71 columns, continue the fields onto one or more records. Each line is a record. End of change

The following are JCL statements that you cannot continue. While you cannot continue these statements, you can code as many separate statements as you need.
  • JCL Command statement
  • Comment statement
  • Delimiter statement
  • Null statement

For all other JCL statements, you can continue the parameter field or the comments field on the JCL statement. If you continue both the parameter field and the comments field on the same Start of change record End of change, the system ignores the indication to continue the comment. How you continue a parameter field depends on whether the parameter is enclosed in apostrophes.

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