How to Skip Step-1 of JCL Using COND Parameter

Question: By using the COND parameter how will you stop executing the first job step?


In reality, this is not possible. Always when step runs, then it generates return code. So, from second step onwards you can control the execution of steps by comparing COND parameters.

This is possible (skipping first step) with RESTART parameter in JOB card.

RESTART= Jobstep

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