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Change a record format from fixed length to variable

 
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venu_anne

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

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re
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Dear Venu,

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

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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).
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venu_anne

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: thanks
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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.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re
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Dear Venu,

Please check our Download Area and DFSORT Forum for DFSORT Manuals..
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject:
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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/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject:
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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
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