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Mandatory parameters for SORT when sorting packed-decimal

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Mandatory parameters for SORT when sorting packed-decimal
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What are the mandatory parameters for SORT when sorting packed-decimal data?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject:
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The mandatory parameters for the SORT statement when sorting any type of data is p,m,f,s where p is the starting position, m is the length, f is the format and s is the order. For sorting packed decimal data, f would be PD, e.g.

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  SORT FIELDS=(11,5,PD,A)


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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