|SAS Companion for the OS/390 Environment
|Portable Automatic Macro Variables That Have Host-Specific Values|
automatic macro variables are portable, but their values are host-specific:
- contains the current SAS condition code
that SAS will translate into a meaningful return code for OS/390 at the conclusion
of the SAS session.
- contains the name of the current graphics
device. The current graphics device is determined by the SAS system option
DEVICE=. (See DEVICE=.)
Ask your lcoal SAS Support Consultant which graphics devices are available
at your site.
- is provided for compatibility with the SAS
System on other operating environments. Under OS/390, its value is FORE if
you are running SAS under TSO; otherwise, its value is BACK. You cannot change
the value of this variable.
- contains the job name of the batch job that
is currently executing, or the user ID that is associated with the current
SAS session. SAS obtains this value from the TIOCNJOB field of the TIOT control
block, except in the case of SAS/SESSION. With SAS/SESSION, SAS obtains the
value from the User_id field that is returned by the Get_TP_Properties service
of APPC/MVS. You cannot change the value of this variable.
- returns the maximum long integer value allowed
by OS/390, which is 2,147,483,647.
- contains the return code from the most recent
operating environment command that was issued from within a SAS session. The
default value is 0.
- contains the operating environment abbreviation
OS. You cannot change the value of this variable.
- contains the operating environment name.
For systems prior to OS/390 Release 1, SYSSCPL contains the value MVS. For
OS/390 releases, SYSSCPL contains the value OS/390. You cannot change the
value of this macro variable.
|OS/390-Specific Macro Variables|
The following macro
variables are available only under OS/390:
- contains the value that is returned by the
DSNEXST statement. (See DSNEXST.)
SYSDEXST has a value of 1 if the data set specified in the DSNEXST statement
is currently available, or a value of 0 if the data set is not currently available.
- contains the value of the JCTUSER field
of the JCT control block as mapped by the IEFAJCTB macro. It is a 7-byte character
- contains the value of the JMRUSEID field
of the JCT control block as mapped by the IEFAJMR macro. It is a 7-byte character
- contains the value of the TSO userid that
is associated with the SAS session, regardless of whether the session is a
batch job, a remote connect session, a SAS/SESSION connection, or a TSO session.
SAS obtains this value from the ACEEUSRI field of the ACEE control block.
Four additional automatic macro variables that are available
only under OS/390 can be used to help diagnose failures in dynamic allocation.
Their values are updated each time SAS does a dynamic allocation as a result
of a FILENAME or LIBNAME statement (or their equivalent DATA step or SCL functions).
They are undefined until the first dynamic allocation is performed. These
macro variables are:
- contains the error reason code that was
returned in the SVC 99 request block.
- contains the information reason code that
was returned in the SVC 99 request block.
- contains the text of the message that is
associated with the reason code.
- contains the return code that was returned
in R15 from SVC 99.
|Names to Avoid When Defining Automatic Macro Variables|
you define automatic macro variables, do not use names
taken up by OS/390 reserved words, (see Reserved OS/390 DDnames)
names of SAS system files (see Differences between the WORK and USER Libraries
), or names beginning with &SYS.
The prefix &SYS has been reserved for future use.
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