Hello, I have two input files. the first is a master and the second is an alternate. The alternate file can have any number of duplicate records. I need to sort them by the first 10 bytes then merge them.
IN1 = FB, 372bytes
IN2 = FB, 360bytes
key in both files 1:10 bytes
In the master file (IN1), there is data in bytes 360:12 which should be copied to all duplicate records in IN2.
0000000001....IND <--- in bytes 360:12
Thanks Frank. It worked great. Comparing your icetool/splice with what I had, i see the folly of my ways. I was using the 372byte file first and trying to splice that with the 360byte. I see why you have the 360 first.