IEFBR14 Tutorial (for Experienced)


This page describes audiences, objectives, prerequisites, and the topics covered as part of the tutorial.


  • The IEFBR14 is a no-operation or dummy utility supplied by IBM.
  • IEFBR14 uses the DISP parameter to process DD statements specified along with the EXEC statement by returning the control to z/OS.
  • Submitting a JCL to run IEFBR14 causes the z/OS job scheduler to check JCL statements for syntax errors.

Objective and Audiences

In this tutorial, all the topics are covered with in-depth information. So, this tutorial is advised for intermediate and expert developers.

If you are a newbie to IEFBR14 utility, go through the IEFBR14 Tutorial (for Beginners)


Readers need to have the JCL basic knowledge to understand the IEFBR14 concepts easily. Go through the below tutorial -

For basic information, go through IEFBR14 Tutorial (for Beginners)