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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: to sort the file by including only the records that are hav
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I have a flat file and I got a requirement to sort the file by including only the records that are having enddate less than 6/30/2006.

Here my problem is the date field is not in the date format..It is a Zoned Decimal field..(06302006 this is the date that is in the file)
How can I sort using that field?

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Maheder
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: to sort the file by including only the records that are
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assuming field starts at pos 1
then this include should work

Code:
                                       
  INCLUDE COND=((05,4,LT,+2006),OR,                                 
          ((05,4,EQ,+2006),AND,(01,2,LT,+6)),OR,                   
          ((05,4,EQ,+2006),AND,(01,2,EQ,+6),AND,(03,2,LT,+30))),   
  FORMAT=ZD           


you don't sat what your sort requiement is
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you,
I will try this and let u know the results..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
The other solution is ,,change the input file structure to have yyyymmdd and then directly use the LT option in SORT card.

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Krishy
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