Meaning – The term keyword operand, refers to an operand that consists of a keyword followed by one or more values. They can be in any order, but they cannot appear before positional operands. The word DATASET is a keyword that is followed by the name of the data set enclosed within parentheses.
Positional operands must be next after the command. If there is more than one positional operand, the operands must be in a particular order.
Keyword operands, if any, can be in any order after positional operands.
If more than one item is within the parentheses following a keyword, the items must be separated by a comma or space.
Example of usage – “You can use a keyword operand to pass a value through a keyword parameter into a macro definition. The values you specify in keyword operands override the default values assigned to the keyword parameters.”