What's New?

This topic describes the enhancements incorporated into Version 8.0.0 of ASG-JOB/SCAN (herein called JOB/SCAN) and ASG-DOCU/TEXT (herein called DOCU/TEXT).

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Functional Enhancements

JOB/SCAN 8.0.0 will run successfully on the current (z/OS 2.3) IBM mainframe hardware and operating system release.

JOB/SCAN 8.0.0 Supports z/OS 2.3

Version 8.0.0 provides the below functional enhancements, which includes support for many of the new features in z/OS 2.3 JCL and utility programs.

This release of JOB/SCAN supports:

  • delimiters (DLM) parameter length from 2 to 18 characters.
  • new JCL variables, SYSJOBNM symbol representing the JES2 job name and SYSJOBID symbol representing the JES2 job ID value.
  • new DD parameter ROACCESS. JOB/SCAN processes ROACCESS sub-parameters such as ALLOW, DISALLOW, EXTLOCK and TRKLOCK.
  • JCL NOTIFY statement to accept e-mail address, user-id, type of message and an expression. The syntax of NOTIFY statement:

NOTIFY EMAIL=address,USER=userid,TYPE=EMAIL|MSG,WHEN=expression

  • EMAIL parameter to code an e-mail address in JCL for JOB and JOBGROUP statements.
  • PASSWORD parameter in JCL for JOB and JOBGROUP statements.
  • SYSEMAIL system symbol.
  • GDGBIAS keyword and its sub-parameters on JOB statement.
  • system variables with names longer than 8 characters.
  • DD parameter SPIN and its sub-parameters.
  • new DB2 12 commands:
    • FREE STABILIZED DYNAMIC QUERY (DSN)
    • BIND SERVICE (DSN)
    • FREE SERVICE (DSN)
  • the keyword options that have been added to the following DB2 12 commands:
    • BIND PACKAGE (DSN)
    • REBIND PACKAGE (DSN)
    • FREE PACKAGE (DSN)
    • REBIND TRIGGER PACKAGE (DSN)