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JCL Checker                          


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Intelligent JCL analysis,management and validation

Find and resolve JCL flaws for an error-free production run

JCL Checker is the ideal JCL validation tool. It ensures the optimal use of your production department’s time and resources by providing early detection of all JCL-related problems. The software efficiently checks JCL for syntax errors, and reports everything from missing data sets to program existence long before the code is submitted for execution.

The solution has powerful, high-speed capabilities that easily automate the JCL verification process. It helps ensure correctly formatted JCL. It also enforces in-house norms and standards with minimal wasted effort on the part of your IT team.

Business Value

  • Precise analysis and reporting capabilities make it easy to find and fix JCL errors

  • Eliminates costly processing delays resulting from JCL-related problems

  • Ensures that the Production environment is error-free, standardized and optimized

  • Affordable JCL validation tool with a high Return on Investment

Standard JCL Checks


Engineered to root out every error in your JCL, the software rapidly scans your Job Control Language for accurate format and content. The state-of-the-art tool offers pre-checks and other options to give users precise control of the JCL validation process.

JCL Checker routinely test for:

Syntax and Typographic Errors

Interprets jobs in the same manner in which they would be by z/OS, JES2 and JES3

Resolving variables

Solves the JCL variables and parameters while expanding Procedures and Includes


SMS parameters in the DD statement are checked against active definitions

Program Existence

Reports their location in STEPLIBS, JOBLIBS, LINKLISTS and LPA

Data Sets

Logic and name validation of high-level qualifiers and aliases, job dependencies by data set, and the existence and availability of data sets

Data set authorization

Authorization to make changes verified with the z/OS SAF interface and installed security components

Other JCL Validations

The software also provides numerous other verifications depending on your company’s needs, the configuration of your system, and the complexity of the JCL. For example, JCL Checker can validate the instream control statements of IBM utilities (AMS, DFDSS, DFSORT).

Technical Summary

  • Seamlessly integrates with all versions of z/OS V1R13 and higher

  • Available for JES2 and JES3

  • Runs from ISPF or as a batch process

  • Interface with RACF, TSS or ACF2

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