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jackie

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Changing file record organization.
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Hi to all

I'll describe my situation first:

I work batch.
Every night I get a file that copied from some open enviroment server to MF.
The file is sequential and of variable length(VB).
The LRECL is every time different, with maximum of 400.

The COBOL program that processes the file gets the fixed length(FB) file as an input.
I am trying to convert the file I get(VB) to fixed length(FB) file.

I tried IEBGener, but I get "Conflicting DCB Parameters" messege.
I tried Syncsort but got ABEND 016 with message of same sense.

Maybe there is some parameter in Syncsort or in Iebgener or any other utility that I can use to solve the situation?
I remind you that I work batch.
Thanks
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Jack,

With sort, there is this:
Quote:
The CONVERT parameter is used in conjunction with the OUTREC parameter to convert
variable-length records to fixed-length records.


Need more info?

Bill
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jackie

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject:
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Hi william

Thanks, I will try it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject:
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Eventualy, they found the way to build me a fixed file.
The adviced you gave to me worked.

outrec=(1,200),convert

Thank you William.
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Bitneuker

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject:
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jackie wrote:
Thank you William.


Now that's a nice way to answer to help icon_lol.gif Should happen more often. Love you for it 'jackie'; makes our efforts worth while.
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