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rsm_deepak

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Can we filter the columns of a record by sort card
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I need to do the following

1) The record having record length 500 and the key is 60-66 position of the record.
2) Take all the 60-66 position from the record, sort them
3) remove the duplicates(60-66).
4) write only 60-66 into the output file


This I need to do by sort only.
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guptae

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject:
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Hi there,

You can use following sort statements:

Code:
//SYSIN DD *
  SORT FIELDS=(60,7,CH, A)
  SUM FIELDS=NONE
  OUTFIL OUTREC=(1:60,7)
/*
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject:
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Actually, this DFSORT job would be more efficient since it sorts less data:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=... input file (FB/500)
//SORTOUT DD DSN=..  output file (FB/7)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  INREC FIELDS=(60,7)
  SORT FIELDS=(1,7)
  SUM FIELDS=NONE
/*


If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html
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