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check if the sortout file is empty in the sort step itself

 
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sreelek

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: check if the sortout file is empty in the sort step itself
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Hi,
How can we check if the sortout file is empty in the sort step itself.
I have some 92 outfiles and I need to check whether it is empty or not in the sort step itself.
Please help me.
Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject:
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Which sort?
Several utilities including DFSORT can generate an RC if the input is empty.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
I am telling about the DFSORT utility.
We have few records in the input file and after sort, I need to check whether it is empty or not.(preferably in the same step).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject:
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Did you search on sort empty trick ? See what it yielded:
Frank Yaeger wrote:
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Is possible to do this by using SORT?.


Yes. The "Set RC=12 or RC=4 if file is empty, has more than n records, etc" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

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

shows how to do it.
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