Another solution to the problem is to use ILE.

Say you have a program you want to submit from an RPG program. You can
create an RPG module that calls a CL module *ExtProc" and then within the
CL Module you do your SBMJOB.

The submit job command knows what size the variables and and passes them

You then bind the modules into a program and you have one object to

I sometimes wonder if I am the only person on the IBM I doing ILE.

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 1:22 PM Kevin Bucknum <Kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Does the data in your parameters have trailing spaces? That is the key
portion of the problem. If you fill up the parameters, then no problem. The
usual fix for this is to create a command. Here is the official IBM page
on the issue.

On Fri, 2021-10-15 at 19:22 +0000, Alan Shore via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
Hi everyone
We are on V7r3
I am testing a program that passes a parameter into a CLLE within SBMJOB
It wasn't until I was testing that I remembered there was a limit as to
the size of the parameter in this instance

Please see this web page

This blog was from January 2018. Has that number increased from 32 to a
larger size?
The parameter that I am passing is 40 characters and it seems to be
working okay

As always - all answers gratefully accepted

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