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Issuing multiple ENDJOBs for the same job

What are the consequences, if any, of ending a job that is already ending?
If you take a look at the HELP TEXT for the ENDJOB command you will see a list of all the possible exception messages that can occur during the execution the command:

CPF1344 Not authorized to control job &3/&2/&1.
CPF1351 Function check occurred in subsystem for job &3/&2/&1.
CPF1352 Function not done. &3/&2/&1 in transition condition.
CPF1359 ENDJOBABN not allowed at this time for job &3/&2/&1.
CPF1360 &3/&2/&1 already ending because of ENDJOBABN.
CPF1361 Job &3/&2/&1 already ending with *IMMED option.
CPF1362 Job &3/&2/&1 has completed.
CPF1363 Job &3/&2/&1 is already ending *CNTRLD.
CPF8172 Spool control block for job &10/&9/&8 damaged.

As you can see, several of these messages make reference to a job already ending.

If you issued an ENDJOB command against a job that you have already ended, you will most likely get *Escape message CPF1363 or CPF1361 if it hasn't ended yet and CPF1362 if it is already ended. There are even a couple of messages that might be displayed if you try to use ENDJOB against a job that was ended using ENDJOBABN. Those are CPF1359 or CPF1360.

Using the F1 key to display a command's HELP TEXT is a great way to understand what exceptions can occur during the execution of a command.

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This was first published in March 2005

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