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What to specify to SORT all the fields in the record

 
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paru

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: What to specify to SORT all the fields in the record
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I will use the SORT UTILITY.In the SORT FIELDS what do i need to specify to sort all the fields in the record?


Thanks in anticipation.
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Kevin

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: SORT - ALL FIELDS IN RECORD
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SORT FIELDS=(start position,length of field,type,direction)

If your dataset is RECFM=FB and LRECL=80, then it would be:

SORT FIELDS=(1,80,CH,A)
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject:
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paru,

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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