What DCB value is best for the //SYSEARL DD ?

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Article ID: 103331

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CA Earl

Issue/Introduction

When using the //SYSEARL DD output control statement we sometimes receive a U3000 abend when attempting to force a specific DCB size.
 
We are not using the OPTION PRINTER=nnn in CA Earl.

When using the //SYSEARL DD output control statement we sometimes receive a U3000 abend when attempting to force a specific DCB size.
 
How do we avoid this situation?

Environment

z/OS any level
CA Earl 6.0 and above

Resolution

The output DCB is dynamic for the //SYSARL DD and really should not be specified unless you are using the OPTION PRT= function. Even then, we have limits to the size of the output.  (216 bytes)

The U3000 failure within CA Earl was in the I/O to the invalid DCB that did not match the dynmaic DCB that CA Earl wanted to allocate.
 
Let CA Earl do the DCB allocations when using the //SYSEARL DD for output files.. 

Additional Information

see KD KB000053563 for information on the OPTION PRT=   statement
 
See the CA Earl User GUide and the CA Earl System Programmer Guide for examples and specifications for using the the //SYSEARL DD statement for output.