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mbalaji2585
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Want to know about the use of the sortlib statement
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i encountered a jcl where a step is calling a cobol program.
in that some input files are used.along with it there is sortlib statement which points to a pds with many members.a workfile is also used in that jcl.
i want to know about the use of the sortlib statement.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject:
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SORTLIB is almost never needed for DFSORT. It contains modules used for DFSORT's very old conventional technique which is only used for a sort using tape work data sets (highly discouraged) or a merge when the Blockset technique cannot be used (unusual).
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