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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Sort Program - Temporary file
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hi,

I have an SD section in my cobol program where i use a cobol sort.

i.e.

SELECT SORT-FILE ASSIGN TO SORTFL


SD section.

SORT-FILE.

DEFINITION of the file

my question is whether the SORTFL (Logical file name) need to be given in the JCL, because in one such instance i did not find the SORTFL DD statement in the JCL.

Could any one explain on how it works

Thanks n Regards
SSR
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject:
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Yes i think SORTFL should be given in JCL.

Corrections r welcome
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject:
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I am surprised to see there are still COBOL Sort modules exist. It is preferrable to use SORT utility in the JCL which is much more efficient and faster.
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