To remove an ACR job from a definition database, you will use the same batch card procedure as exporting and importing jobs. However, the batch cards that are imported will be a modified version of the batch cards exported. ACR jobs are deleted by one of the records in their batch cards known as the purge card.
The purge cards is the first record of a job's batch card. The record will contain J0 0001* for ACR Jobs and F0 0001* for Files. The sample procedure works for other batch cards, such as reports and translation tables.
The batch cards for a job named SAMPLE/ACRJOB are below. The purge card for a job named would be the just the first record its batch cards:
SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0001* SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0001A 001YYNNNNNNNDS SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0003AM 0N 9AX0000N SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0008ANN0000N0000000000000000N 0000000N0000000000000000NY SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0009A40 NN SAMPLE ACRJOB J2 0011AFIRSTITEM SAMPLE ACRJOB J2 0012A LC0000N N SAMPLE ACRJOB J8 0011ASAMPLEIN
For standard imports, the purge card exists to clear out the original copy of the ACR job and then replace it with the subsequent batch cards. By having solely the purge card in the batch cards to import, the ACR job will be deleted from the definition database without additional records to replace it.
The batch cards to import for deleting a job named SAMPLE/ACRJOB will look like the following:
SAMPLE ACRJOB J0 0001*