JCL REFERBACK Statement

JCL Catalog Procedure JCL If Statement

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The backward reference or refer back is used to get the information from the previous step to the current step to reduce the redundancy coding.

STAR (*) is used as a refer back operator.


Syntax:


	*.DDNAME 		
	
			- Referring the DDNAME from previous step 
	
	*.STEPNAME.DDNAME
	
			- Referring the particular step’s DDNAME from previous steps. 
	
	*.PROC-NAME.DDNAME 	
	
			- Referring the DDNAME from PROC which has only one step. 
	
	*.PROC-NAME.STEPNAME.DDNAME 
				
			- Referring the particular step’s DDNAME from the PROC


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JCL Catalog Procedure JCL If Statement

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