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Record count of a TAPE dataset

 
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arps4u

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Record count of a TAPE dataset
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Hi,

I've a tape dataset which is having alot many records.

I want to know the record count of this dataset.
I tried using ICETOOL & sorting, it works but taking hell lot of time.

Can anyone provide me with an easier & quick solution?

Kindly reply ASAP.

Thanks.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject:
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I tried using ICETOOL & sorting, it works but taking hell lot of time.


You don't have to sort to get the record count. Copying instead of sorting would be faster. Try this DFSORT/ICETOOL job:

Code:

//S1 EXEC PGM=ICETOOL
//TOOLMSG DD SYSOUT=*
//DFSMSG DD SYSOUT=*
//IN DD DSN=...  input file
//TOOLIN DD *
COUNT FROM(IN)
/*


The count will be printed in a message in TOOLMSG.

With this method, you're still reading all of the input records, but you're doing a copy instead of a sort and you're not writing any output records.
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