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Be able to pass mixed case variables from NDM process to IRXJCL

We do a lot of work with File Agent where all the files are in OMVS zFS filesystems.  We have the need to use a RUN TASK to call IRXJCL and pass the file directory & name especially when the combined name is longer than 72 characters and can't fit within JCL to run a job to process the file.  While we can call IRXJCL and pass the file info now the name and directory get translated to uppercase and we have to jump through hoops to relate it back to the real zFS/HFS file name. It would be a lot simpler to be able to pass mixed case variables directly to IRXJCL.  Using DMRTSUB just doesn't do the job for us. 

  • Guest
  • Oct 18 2018
  • Delivered
What is your industry? Healthcare
How will this idea be used?

We use File Agent with Sterling Connect:Direct to pass data files between clients and CSSC CMS, Surescripts, and CD.DDP government offices.  We have no control over how the client or the government name their files, what case they use or what the filename length may be.  We are just a collection point to pass the files between entities using Connect:Direct and File Agent.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    10 Jun, 2020 01:58pm

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this request. I'm pleased to announce that we have delivered this enhancement with the C:D v6.1.0 release which became generally available on 06/05/20. Please consider upgrading to start gaining the benefits of this and other enhancements that we've made in the latest release.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Guest commented
    9 Jun, 2020 07:49pm

    This feature is now available in Connect Direct for z/OS 6.1.

    RUN TASK SYSOPTS case is now preserved by default.

    To fold it like in prior releases, add the following card to the DTF JCL:


  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    24 May, 2019 01:26pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I've reviewed this with my team and we are in agreement that this request is reasonable and would be beneficial to our broader customer base.  I will accepted this request as an uncommitted candidate and will look to add it to our roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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