JCL Restart Parameter
RESTART is used to restart the execution from a particular step.
Normally RESTART parameter will be used to start execution of a particular step from where it’s got abended.
RESTART = [stepname.]procname
RESTART = *
*indicates to specify the job execution starts from 1 step.
Stepname indicates the step where the execution starts from during the restart.
Procname indicates the procedure name in which procedure the RESTART step existed.
If JOB abended in a particular procedure, then need to provide procedure name along with the step name.
If no RESTART coded in the job, the execution will start from the beginning.
RESTART parameter can be used from second instance of execution.
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