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anitharani_r

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Is SYNCSORT Utility the same as ICETOOL Utility
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Is SYNCSORT Utility the same as ICETOOL Utility?Or they different?
Please, tell me some reference materials,where I can know the commands/options available in SYNCSORT Utility.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: SYNCSORT Utility
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for Syncsort

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/gsdod/solutiondetails.do?solution=4912&expand=true&lc=en

for ICETOOL

http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/icetool/index.html

I think it would be helpful to you.......

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: SYNCSORT Utility
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Hi Vijay,

With your reply, I understood that both are different. And I got the PDF doc for ICETOOL Utility from the link,you ve sent,but not for SYNCSORT.

But I wish to know the options/parameters available in the CONTROL CARDS for the SYNCSORT Utility.


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Anitha.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject:
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Hi !

Have a look at BookManager. Also SyncSortParams are mostly the same
as Ibm-Sort-Parameters.

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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject:
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Is SYNCSORT Utility the same as ICETOOL Utility?Or they different? Please, tell me some reference materials,where I can know the commands/options available in SYNCSORT Utility.


DFSORT is IBM's sort, merge and copy product. DFSORT includes the fully documented ICETOOL utility. DFSORT's books are freely available on the web at:

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

Syncsort is Syncsort, Inc's sort, merge and copy product. Syncsort includes the undocumented SYNCTOOL utility. Syncsort's books are not available on the web.

If you or anyone else on this board would like some documents prepared by the DFSORT Team that describe what we see as the advantages of DFSORT over Syncsort, as well as considersations for migrating from Syncsort to DFSORT, send me an e-mail offline (yaeger@us.ibm.com). Please put "DFSORT" somewere in your Subject line to catch my attention.

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Also SyncSortParams are mostly the same as Ibm-Sort-Parameters.


Although the two products have many similarities, they also have many differences. DFSORT and ICETOOL have functions not found in Syncsort and SYNCTOOL such as PARSE, JFY, SQZ, NUM, etc. In addition, DFSORT's ICETOOL is fully documented whereas Syncsort's SYNCTOOL is undocumented.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Is SYNCSORT Utility the same as ICETOOL Utility
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i have a small doubt.
i wrote a small program using ICETOOL to copy from one sequential file to another. The program worked quite fine. But when i checked out the DFSMSG i got the following message at the top

SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS 1.2.0.0RI U.S. PATENTS: 4210961, 5117495 (C) 2005 SYNCSO

PRODUCT LICENSED FOR Bank XXXX technology and operations, inc. LICE.

I want to know whether there is a tool named ICETOOL shipped with syncsort ?
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Syncsort has chosen to use an alias of 'ICETOOL' for SYNCTOOL. So when you invoke PGM=ICETOOL with Syncsort, you're using Syncsort's SYNCTOOL. When you invoke PGM=ICETOOL with DFSORT, you're using DFSORT's ICETOOL.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Is SYNCSORT Utility the same as ICETOOL Utility
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Thanks
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