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Printing select page(s) from a very large report file

 
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Gayle

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:08 am    Post subject: Printing select page(s) from a very large report file
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Hi,
I am wondering if there is an easy way to print select page(s) from a very large report file?
It seemed to me that IEBPTPCH could do it with the STRTAFT=n parameter, but when I used it, got error "invalid parameter".
The file is a 133 byte formatted report file with carriage control.
It has 58525 pages.
Thank-you,
Gayle
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:26 am    Post subject:
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With a little imagination and Frank's help, I'll bet it could be done with Icetool and/or DFsort.

Treating the line with a page eject control character (1) at byte 1 as a "header" there should be a way to work this. You'd have to know the page count rather than the page number, or if the page number was on that first line, maybe not..... icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:32 am    Post subject:
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Gayle,

You could use the "group" trick to use the '1' in position 1 to assign a group number to each page and then use INCLUDE conditions to output the records for the pages you want by their group numbers.

For more information on that technique, see the "Include or omit groups of records" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

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

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Printing select page(s) from a very large report file
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Thank-you!
I will look into and try the "group" trick.
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