PROCESS   view-name   USING  {operand1=operand2}, ../graphics/dot3.gif [GIVING   operand3 ]   

This document covers the following topics:

For explanations of the symbols used in the syntax diagram, see Syntax Symbols.


The PROCESS statement is used in conjunction with Entire System Server. Entire System Server allows you to use various operating system facilities such as reading and writing files, VTOC and catalog management, JES queues, etc.

See the section Getting Started in the Entire System Server User's Guide for further information on the PROCESS statement and its individual clauses.


This statement is only available with Entire System Server.

Syntax Description

Operand Definition Table:

Operand Possible Structure Possible Formats Referencing Permitted Dynamic Definition
operand1 C S       A   N P     B             yes no
operand2 C S       A U N P     B             yes no
operand3   S       A   N P     B             yes no

Syntax Element Description:

Syntax Element Description
View Name:

Name of the view used by Entire System Server.

USING Clause:

The USING clause is used to pass parameters to the Entire System Server processor. This is done by assigning a value (operand2) to a field (operand1) in a view defined to Entire System Server. See the Entire System Server documentation for view description.

Multiple specifications of operand1=operand2 must be separated either by the input delimiter character (as specified with the session parameter ID) or by a comma.

GIVING Clause:

The GIVING clause is used to specify the fields (operand3) for which values are to be returned by the Entire System Server processor. Each field must be defined in a view used by Entire System Server.