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blocis

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Search & Replace within a range of text
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Hi,

I am trying to use DF Sort to perform a search and replace within a text string. The string is 80 characters long and I need to search and replace all line feed characters with spaces.

Any help gratefully appreciated.
Thanks!
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:43 am    Post subject:
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I'm not sure what the "line feed" character is. For purposes of the example, let's say it's X'25' (hex 25). You could use a DFSORT job like this to do what you asked for:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file (FB/80)
//SORTOUT DD DSN=...  output file (FB/80)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  ALTSEQ CODE=(2540)
  OUTREC FIELDS=(1,80,TRAN=ALTSEQ)
/*


For more information on TRAN=ALTSEQ, see the "Change all zeros in your records to spaces " Smart DFSORT Trick at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/tricks/

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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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:09 am    Post subject:
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Thats exactly what I needed Frank.

Thanks for your awesome and speedy response!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject:
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Glad I could help.
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