z/OS Batch execution commands

To properly enter the z/OS Batch execution commands, you must observe the command syntax as well as the following general rules:

  • Each command must begin with a hyphen (-) or a forward slash (/).
  • At least one space between commands is required (for example: -A -V ).
  • Do not put spaces within commands, except for -I, -O and -V, which require a space before the source or target name.
  • Execution commands are not case sensitive.
  • When specifying commands, the entire command string (the map name and its associated commands and options) may be on one line or several lines if the -@ command is used.

Only the execution commands listed in the following table are supported under z/OS Batch. The majority of these commands are described in the Execution Commands documentation. If there is a difference in how the command is used for z/OS Batch, the exception is noted in the Syntax column. Commands only used by z/OS Batch are marked "Unique to z/OS Batch" in the Syntax column. z/OS Batch-specific commands are not listed in the Execution Commands documentation, so are described here.

The Syntax displayed is for z/OS Batch usage.

Command
Syntax
MapAudit
-A[D[R|W]][E[R|W]][B[R|W]][C[R|W]][P[R|W]][[M][S]]
Sliding Century
-D [ccyy|0]

Exception: None

Fail on Warnings
-F[!][warning_code[:warning_code...]]

Exception: None

Ignore Validation Options
-G[R][S][P]

Exception: None

Input Dataset Override (-I)
-I[F]card_num[W|!W][B] ddname

Unique to z/OS Batch

Input Echo Override
-IEcard_num[Ssize]

Exception: For z/OS Batch, this command cannot be used to designate the source (source) or change the specification for using workfiles (W|!W)

List
-L

Exception: None

No DTXLOG (-NL) or (/NL)
-NL|/NL

Unique to z/OS Batch

Output Dataset Override (-O)
-O[F] card_num [+|!+][B] ddname

Unique to z/OS Batch

Output Echo Override
-OE card_num [S]

Exception: For z/OS Batch, the X option is not available to exclude this card from echo.

WorkSpace Paging
-Psize:count

Exception: None

MapTrace
-T[I|ICcard_num|Ifrom[:to]][O|OCcard_num][S]

Exception: For z/OS Batch, the =dir option is not available to change from the default the location in which the trace file is created.

Stop Validation
-V

Exception: None

Workfiles in Memory (-WM)
-WM

Exception: None

Ignore Warnings
-Z[!][warning_code[:warning_code...]]

Exception: None

Print Uppercase (-+)
-+

Unique to z/OS Batch

Command Dataset (-@)
-@ddname

Unique to z/OS Batch

Problem Resolution (-$)
-$

Unique to z/OS Batch

Record Separators (/V)
/V[separator_list...] ddname

Unique to z/OS Batch

The following commands are unique to z/OS Batch.