If there is something past column 72 it seem to cut it off before the jcl runs.
I am not sure where this is hard coded for 72.
OS Type and Version?
any err message?
Sounds like z/OS.
If you are indeed on z/OS, might that be a z/OS restriction?
"On z/OS, scripts are held in a fixed-format data set, with a record length of 80. Only columns 1 through 72 can contain meaningful information; columns 73 through 80 are ignored."
(Yes, I know that refers to some IBM MQ product, but I find mentions similar to this for several products, so it looks like an OS or script interpretter restriction).
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