Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 15:44:50 -0500
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Michael A. Raithel" <MICHAEL.RAITHEL@RAITHM49.CUSTOMS.SPRINT.COM>
Subject: (MVS) Re: Error codes on MVS
Frank Mwaniki posted the following:
>Can someone please remind me how to get to the section on
>MVS that explains error codes? I know each system is set
>up differently but I am getting desparate and will try
>anything! For example, does anyone know what the return
>code ABEND=S806 stands for?
Frank, in my org, we use MVS/QuickRef (Chicago-Soft, Ltd.)
as our on-line source of OS/JCL, CLIST and MVS Message
information. Quixotically enough, we simply type QW (for
Quick Wref?!?!) on the command line to launch the product.
It may be different in your own org. You might need to ask
a friendly Systems Programmer if "QW" does not work.
Is your S806 abend in a SAS program? If so, you can
probably get around it by increasing the region size on the
EXEC statement. Here is an example:
//STEP01 EXEC SAS,REGION=12M
Usually "806" type error messages revolve around not having
enough memory to complete the required task. I'll bet that
is what you are up against.
Frank, good luck in recovering your memory!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own,
and do not reflect those of my organization or my
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Memory is the thing you forget with. -- Alexander Chase