Submit or Retrieve Jobs with FTP / Alternative For Remote Job entry (RJE)

This post is about an alternative for remote job entry, you can use the TCP/IP FTP service in zOS and a Shell/command prompt to retrieve, List, and submit Jobs to Mainframe. Basic Commands used in this article FTP                   – To start FTPOpen remore_system_ip – To connect to host via FTPQUOTE site filetype=JES     – Connect to […]

Declare numeric field with More than 18 Digits in Cobol

Have you ever wondered about the 18digits maximum limit of Numerical variable declaration (PIC 9(18) ) in Cobol? Well you can override it in Enterprise Cool, or in other words if Language environment (a.k.a LE) is available at your shop. The Language environment is introduced back in 2000 by IBM, which is a common application […]

Setup FTP from Mainframe to Non-Mainframe –Method II using Bat file

Here is another method with which you can transfer files from Mainframe to a windows Machine. To use this method you need to have a .Bat file and a file with list of files need to be transferred and valid Mainframe credentials. You could also read other methods I’ve written about FTP’ing files from IBM […]


Have you ever felt bored by using the old screen swapping methods in mainframe(Swap n/n+F9/SWAP)?  or have you ever wonder why IBM cannot make something similar to multi-tabs in your favorite web-browser? well the answer is yes we do have something similar to that. When IBM released z/OS 1.10 back in 2009, they introduced a […]