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SYSOUT definition

This topic describes the SYSOUT definition syntax of the LOGSCAN statement.

This syntax determines how Log Master writes output to the JES spool queue. When you generate a job using the online interface, Log Master includes the default keywords CLASS(*) and NOHOLD.

For more information about these keywords and their allowable values, consult your operating system JCL documentation.

The following is the SYSOUT definition syntax diagram:


CLASS (class)

Specifies the output data class for the SYSOUT data set. The attributes of the class are defined during JES initialization.

DEST (destination.userID)

Specifies a routing destination for the SYSOUT data set (for example, a local storage device or a node). You can qualify destination with a TSO user ID.


Indicates whether Log Master creates the SYSOUT data set in HOLD status (in HOLD status, an operator must act to print and purge the data set). The default value is NOHOLD.

COPIES (nnnn)

Specifies how many copies of the SYSOUT data set are printed.

CHARS (tableName)

Specifies the name of the character-arrangement table used to print the SYSOUT data set. You can enter up to four character-arrangement tables. Separate multiple table names with commas.

SEGMENT (pageCount)

Specifies the size of a segment in the SYSOUT data set. Segmented SYSOUT data sets enable you to print each segment of the output while the job is still running.

MODIFY (moduleName)

Specifies the copy-modification module that JES uses to print the SYSOUT data set. A copy-modification module describes printing attributes (such as legends or column headings) for some printing devices. The table reference character (trc) specifies one of the character-arrangement tables entered using the CHARS keyword. Log Master uses the specified table.

FCB (imageID)

Specifies the forms control buffer (FCB) image that JES uses to print the SYSOUT data set. An FCB image describes printing attributes (such as lines per inch and form length) for some printing devices.

FORMS (formsName)

Specifies the print forms on which JES prints the SYSOUT data set.

UCS (universalCharacterSetName)

Specifies the universal character set (UCS) image that JES uses to print the SYSOUT data set. A UCS image defines the characters used and (in some cases) additional printing attributes.

WRITER (externalWriterName)

Specifies the name of an external writer program to process the SYSOUT data set (instead of JES). A vendor can supply the external writer, or your environment can create its own external writer program.

LRECL (nnnn)

Specifies the logical record length of records in the output report. Enter the nnnn value in bytes. For reports in CSV or SDF format, ensure that the LRECL of SYSOUT is long enough to contain the longest line in the report.

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