IEFBR14 is an IBM mainframe utility program. It runs in all IBM mainframe environments derived from OS/, including z/OS. It is a placeholder that returns the. JCL & VSAM: Hi, Can we use IEFBR14 utility to create Partitioned U may use any utility for creating PS/, idcams, iehprogm etc. IEFBR14 is an IBM utility better known for being a dummy utility because it does almost nothing. IEFBR14 performs no other action than return a.

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What does IEFBR14 utility is used for?

Hi, I executed the following JOB: It is used for creating new dataset with JCL. Thu Jun 09, 6: However, subsequently programmers were indeed using these properties, so a determinate status became mandatory. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS.

iefbbr14 It can be used for a variety of things: Nihar Ranjan Karan Sep 22nd, IEFBR14, is useful to create a partitioned dataset but not its member! Hi Superk, I tried with blank line also.

It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces.


IBM Mainframes: IEFBR14 Utility

What else can it be used for? Hi Vel, I tried it. Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely used in mainframes by system programmers and application developers to achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data.

It’s function is to do what disposition parameter DD says. Even the following code works. Fri Jun 10, 5: Fri Jun 10, 9: Also, all such started tasks must be a single jobstep as the “Started Task Control” STC module within the Job Management component of the operating system only accepts single-step jobs, and it fails all multi-step jobs, without exception. Hi Vidhya, You can give blank line or a line with some message.

Tue Jun 14, Used to copy selected parts of a JCL. Otherwise just the PDS will be created. In this case if you use Idcams no line must be added. It can be used for a variety of things: Later, a second instruction was to be added to clear the return code so that it would exit with a determinant status, namely zero. It is used for setting a return code to 0. Saurabh Srivastava April 6, at The “IEF” derives from a convention on mainframe computers that programs supplied by IBM were grouped together by function or creator and that each group shared a three-letter prefix.


We provide Training Material and Software Support. Basically its a null program.

First Prev Next Last. Deletes the given iefbr1 in the DSN parameter. Wed Jun 08, IEFBR14 utility is used to create the ps and pds file IBM mainframe operating systems.

This is one way of creating datasets. It is a null program i.

Hi, Basically its a null program. The advantage it provides is even if the dataset does not exist, it will create and delete the dataset and give a low return code as 4. The first three letters of the utilities has specific usage like “IEF” for programs produced by the job management group, “IEB” for data set utility programs, “IEF” for system utility programs, and “IEW” for program-linkage and -loading.