Special variables -- $JOB


Introduced in the 1977 ANSI M[UMPS] language standard.

The value of this variable is a (unique in the current M[UMPS] system) number for a M[UMPS] process.

SET ^UTILITY($JOB,x)="job-dependent information"

Note that with the advent of networked computers and the possibility to activate multiple M[UMPS] environments on a single computer, the value of $JOB may no longer be unique. The value of $SYSTEM_$JOB will always be unique.

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This document describes the various special variables that are defined in the M[UMPS] language standard (ANSI X11.1, ISO 11756).

The information in this document is NOT authoritative and subject to be modified at any moment.
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