PRO/JCL for JCL Management
PRO/JCL is a comprehensive Job Control Language (JCL) management tool that provides JCL validation, standards enforcement, and reformatting. It is designed to help developers streamline their JCL workflows on the z/OS mainframe. This extension allows you to access the most important features of PRO/JCL from your Visual Studio Code IDE.
PRO/JCL for VS Code offers a modern and easy-to-use user interface (UI) to interact with PRO/JCL on your z/OS system. Through this extension, you can:
With PRO/JCL for VS Code, errors in JCL are clearly described in PROBLEMS View and summarized in an informational message, as shown below. The source lines associated with these errors are underlined with a wavy line, in colors that identify their severity. Hovering over one of these lines displays the errors on that line. The relative positions of these errors in the source file are displayed as color dots in the right margin, allowing easy navigation to these errors.
The following are the minimum requirements for PRO/JCL for VS Code:
In addition, the following extensions are ideal companions to the features in PRO/JCL for VS Code:
The following configuration properties are available:
The setting is accessible from the user interface by clicking the gear icon (Manage) in the lower left and selecting Settings, or by pressing Ctrl+, (Ctrl and comma keys pressed at the same time), followed by entering PRO/JCL in the Search settings input box.
For full documentation, visit the Rocket Software PRO/JCL documentation site.
Be the first! As this is the first public release of PRO/JCL for VS Code, there are no reported issues from outside of the development team. You can win the bragging right as the first user to find a non-trivial issue and report to PRO/JCL's support team. All types of issues are welcome, from outright internal errors to future enhancement ideas. All suggestions are considered as proprietary to Rocket Software and will be acknowledged, with permission, in future release notes when adopted.
Technical Assistance and Support
The PRO/JCL extension is made available to customers on the Visual Studio Code Marketplace. If you are on active support for PRO/JCL, you can get technical assistance and support from ASG/Rocket Customer support team using Support.
Note: The PRO/JCL extension uses the Output view to report its internal issues & errors. To view the messages specific to the PRO/JCL extension and not related to Zowe Explorer, click the dropdown in the Output view and select PRO/JCL.
Kindly report any issue encountered in the extension to ASG/Rocket Customer support team.
Initial release of PRO/JCL for VS Code, as part of PRO/JCL 3.6.1 release. See Features above for a list of features.