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abhicet2003

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Truncating first few columns in the record
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Hi
Is there any command available in JCL to truncate first 8 characters of each record and copies the remaining part of records in to another file.

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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject:
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You can do that with DFSORT. For example, if your input file has RECFM=FB and LRECL=80, and you want to remove the first 8 characters of each record, you could use this DFSORT job:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file (FB/80)
//SORTOUT DD DSN==...  output file (FB/72)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  OUTREC FIELDS=(9,72)
/*


If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html
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