Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Change a record format from fixed length to variable

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> Mainframe Interview Questions
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
venu_anne

New User


Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Change a record format from fixed length to variable
Reply with quote

Hi all,
Can any one explain how to change a record format from fixed length format to variable length format.or vice-versa

Thanks in advance,
venu.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

mcmillan

Site Admin


Joined: 18 May 2003
Posts: 1202
Location: India

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re
Reply with quote

Dear Venu,

You can use DFSORT to change a fixed length format file to variable length format.

Quote:
A new FTOV option of OUTFIL allows you to convert fixed-length input records (for example, FB) to variable-length output records (for example, VB). A new VTOF option of OUTFIL (an alias for CONVERT) allows you to convert variable-length input records (for example, VB) to fixed-length output records (for example, FB).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
venu_anne

New User


Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: thanks
Reply with quote

Dear Mcmillan,
Thanks mcmillan.
I want to learn more about dfsort,syncsort.
canu suggest the book or any link.
if u have any soft copy or screen shots of these pl. forward.
thanks & Regards,
venu.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mcmillan

Site Admin


Joined: 18 May 2003
Posts: 1202
Location: India

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re
Reply with quote

Dear Venu,

Please check our Download Area and DFSORT Forum for DFSORT Manuals..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Frank Yaeger

DFSORT Moderator


Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Posts: 7130
Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

You can access all of the DFSORT books and papers online from:

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

If you're not familiar with DFSORT or DFSORT's ICETOOL utility, I'd suggest reading through "DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent utility, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL, and DFSORT Symbols. Youcan access "DFSORT: Getting Started" from the link above.

For even more information on DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, visit the DFSORT website at:

http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Frank Yaeger

DFSORT Moderator


Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Posts: 7130
Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

For information on using DFSORT to convert from FB to VB, see:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/professor_sort/srtmaftv.html

For information on using DFSORT to convert from VB to FB, see:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/professor_sort/srtmacvt.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> Mainframe Interview Questions All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts How to update a portion of text in a ... Bill Woodger DFSORT/ICETOOL 25 Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:41 pm
No new posts SQZ pipe delimited file with 1 column... Rick Silvers DFSORT/ICETOOL 2 Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:11 pm
No new posts Match or compare two files in VB Format anatol DFSORT/ICETOOL 14 Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:41 pm
No new posts Joinkeys operation when key1 and key2... Susanta DFSORT/ICETOOL 5 Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:35 pm
No new posts Low values Results from VARCHAR FORMAT balaji81_k DB2 10 Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:18 am


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us