We have a job naming convention in place that applies to all jobs, mainframe and distributed. We are being asked to consider a change to this naming standard which would increase it from 8 characters to 10 (maybe more). My question - is it possible for a mainframe job to appear to have a name that is longer than the name of its JCL member? Could this be done somehow with tagging? I guess what I am looking for is for all jobs to appear in the scheduler to have the same naming standard?
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Job Name is truncated to 8 characters and Job Qualifier shows a ~ followed by a sequential number(?).In the PROC MF Job is the first WOB and Linux Job is the second WOB. In CSF with Presentation set to display Job Name and Fullname.Fullname shows full 64 characters
Job Name Full Job NameMF_JOB_W MF_JOB_WITH_A_SIXTY_FOUR_CHARACTER_FULLNAME_TO_BE_DISPLAYED_CSF#LINUX_JO LINUX_JOB_WITH_A_SIXTY_FOUR_CHARACTER_FULLNAME_DISPLAYED_IN_CSF#
ESP doesn't allow you to specify a job name longer than 8 characters but it does allow you to use a job qualifier which may handle what you wants. The job qualifier is also limited to 8characters, but then that will give a total of 16 character job name.
JOB TN672P03.V2 --> V2 here is the job qualifier. The MF member name is still TN672P03.RUN WORKDAYSENDJOB
JOB TN672P03V2 --> IF CA/Broadcom allowed it, which they don't, then this would be a work around to get long jobname, but still pull from the member TN672P03.MEMBER TN672P03RUN WORKDAYSENDJOB
The 64 Character jobnames can only be used for non-mainframe job types. Mainframe job types are limited to 8 characters as you said.Hope that helps.Basically the MF Job name will always be 8 characters at the maximum. By creating a longer name (If possible) in CA ESP, it might cause confusion when running ESP Reports or looking at workflows. As the 8 character name will be the way ESP sees the jobname - and processes might need to be adjusted or people would need to understand, it is always an maximum 8 character job name.