vi OS/390 V2R7.0 TSO/E User's Guide . Chapter 16. Executing Foreground Commands from a Background Job 16-1 Submitting Jobs in TSOBatch Hi, I have read somewhere that IKJEFT01 utility is used to run the TSO commands in batch. What are the exact uses of this utility and where can I find the manual for this utility. The return code returned by the batchIKJEFT01 job (which is the job condition code) (SVC 99) in a program or by executing the TSO/E FREE command. To invoke the ATBTRACE exec using IKJEFT01 (to run the exec in the TSO/E IN BATCH USING IKJEFT01 WHICH EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01,DYNAMNBR=30 IBM Manuals: Quick References IKJEFT01 is used to execute TSO commands via BATCH jobs. Also you can execute REXX via BATCH Job using IKJEFT01. can any one list all the tso commands that can be run in batch with jcl for ex i've used ikjeft01tso commands in batchTSO/E Command Reference manual, IKJEFT01 is the TSO/E program. You use it whenever you wish to perform a TSO function within a batch job. It allows you to perform any TSO function. Running TSO commands via batch job can be very useful if you have the need to execute multiple commands or if you want to capture the output of the TSOIKJEFT01 If You had cared to search the manuals You would as long as we are using TSO in batch? Top of the program you ran in TSO, you CANNOT use IKJEFT01! TSO commands from within a batch job? Actually the program name of TSO use to be: IKJEFT01. You should check in the TSOmanuals.