Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:21:27 +0000
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From: Paul Dorfman <paul_dorfman@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Scheduling a job on Mainframe
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Your best bet is to contact your system admin and ask to put your job on
the production schedule. Although you will probably be required to submit
some mild paperwork and - most definitely - change some portions of our job
to conform with production requirements (mostly JCL, of which you should not
have much, especially if you code your file references as filerefs rather
than DD names) , I bet you will be eagerly accommodated because eliminating
stray ad-hoc jobs and incorporating them into production is every admin's
golden dream. In addition, it will be someone else responsible for doing it.
On the down side, you will be the one to be bothered if the job abended for
A more vague solution (which I myself would prefer if not for the
shortcomings listed below) would be to use the SAS-supplied CALL
SLEEP(<delay in milliseconds>) routine. In this case, precede your program
with something to the effect of
data _null_ ;
do until (0) ;
call sleep (<time in millisecodns>) ;
Think of how to incorporate the scheduled datetime, current datetime, and
weekend logic as an argument to SLEEP to make it work :-).This process does
not consume any resources, so With JCL parm TIME=NOLIMIT, you should not
have a problem on the weekdays. However, you should ask your sysadmin if
your job will be allowed to sleep in this manner and if yes, whether they
can help override the NOLIMIT default of 1440 minutes. You perhaps see now
why my first advice may be way preferable.
Paul M. Dorfman
>From: Jeff Morison <jmt_mtf@YAHOO.COM>
> Thanks to all who responded to my earlier qn.
> I have this SAS program on mainframe with pulls data
>from flat files, summarizes it, creates a SAS dataset
>and appends to it on a daily basis, I need to set it
>up to run every day of the week except Monday on
>Can anyone provide me some clues or ideas to do this?.
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