PTF UQ95214 for z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and PTF UQ95213 for DFSORT R14 (Dec, 2004), provide important enhancements to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL for conditionally reformatting records (IFTHEN); overlaying only selected parts of records (OVERLAY); larger numeric fields and constants; new data formats for extracting digits (SFF, UFF), and displaying TOD and ETOD date and time values (DCn, TCn, DEn, TEn); restarting sequence numbers (RESTART); join and match operations; date and time constants; conversion of statistical and count values; reports; easier migration from other sort products, and more.
For complete details on these new features, see my "User Guide for DFSORT PTFs UQ95214 and UQ95213 (sortpdug)" paper at:
The Dec, 2004 DFSORT PTF functions have now been integrated into the z/OS DFSORT V1R6 books. You can use these books for z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and above. You can also use these books for DFSORT R14 if you ignore the material on Memory Object Sorting, NULLOUT and NULLOFL which are only available with z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and above.