Jcl Z/os Passing Lowercase Parm Error

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I'm trying to pass a lowercase value in a parm in my jcl, this is a parm that will be used in the proc to be passed into a cobol program with the EXEC=PROG,PARM='b' for example, where the smaller case b is the parm I had in the jcl. Everytime I run this I get the error:

Guest Says:
The error I get is UNIDENTIFIABLE CHARACTER b ON THE EXEC STATEMENT. If I make the b an uppercase value in the jcl parm then it works fine, why can't I pass a lowercase value in the jcl?

Joe Says:
JCL does not allow lowercase values. You will need to change your parm value or find another way to do it.

ABC Says:
you would think a parm value within quotes would be able to be uppercase or lowercase, since its just text being passed around, but I tried this after reading it and it definitely didn't work. Looks like the jcl just translates that as part of your proc on the exec statement, and even though you are passing it as a parameter its still be evaluated as lowercase jcl.


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