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Rerunning a z/OS job and just running the REPORTS step using MailStream Plus

Product Affected:  MailStream Plus™ 8.3.7
Operating System: OS/390

 
MailStream Plus™(MSP) runs in 4 steps –
  • Statistics
  • Presort
  • Name/Address Posting
  • Reports
 
If you run a job to completion and then remember you forgot to request a certain report, you can just rerun the Reports step.  You can use the RUNMSP parameter:
 
RUNMSP N N N Y

**Please refer to the current MSP Reference guide for a layout of this parameter
 
By setting the first 3 steps (positions 8, 10 and 12)  to N, then MSP will not run those steps.
 
Review the sample job called IVPFILE installed in the jcl library and search on RUNMSP ot find:
 
/* Start of delete when RUNMSP column 8 is Y     */
/* When removing these Deletes also change the   */
/* DISP of these files to DISP=(OLD) in STEP4OF4 */
 DELETE    yourhlq.MSP.MSSTON        PURGE
 DELETE    yourhlq.MSP.MSSTOR        PURGE
 DELETE    yourhlq.MSP.MSWKSS        PURGE
 DELETE    yourhlq.MSP.MSWKCM        PURGE
 
Like above, you will have to remove the delete's for each file from your job for each value in position 8, 10 and 12  –
/* Start of delete when RUNMSP column 10 is Y    */
/* When removing these Deletes also change the   */
/* DISP of these files to DISP=(OLD) in STEP4OF4 */
 
/* Start of delete when RUNMSP column 12 is Y    */
/* When removing these Deletes also change the   */
/* DISP of these files to DISP=(OLD) in STEP4OF4 */
 
Then the job won’t delete the necessary files and they will be there to be used by the Reports step.
 
As long as the job has previously run to completion, then you can rerun any step.  Just remove the Deletes for the steps that are not being rerun.

** Note for other platforms, like Windows and UNIX/Linux there are no deletes to remove
 
UPDATED:  May 13, 2019