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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Job abended while SORTING Files
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I have a Job which is sorting huge files. My job looks like


//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=(,)           
//SORTIN   DD DSN=xxx.xxx.xxx,DISP=SHR
//              DD DSN=xxx.xxx.xxxx,DISP=SHR
//              DD DSN=xxx.xxx.xxxx,DISP=SHR
//SORTOUT  DD DSN=&&SRTFILE1,                           
//          DISP=(,PASS,DELETE),                         
//          SPACE=(CYL,(500,500),RLSE),                 
//          UNIT=(SYSDA,30)                             

The PARM101/SORT Card looks like


The Message in the SYSOUT is

ICE084I 0 EXCP ACCESS METHOD USED FOR SORTOUT                                   
ICE084I 0 BSAM ACCESS METHOD USED FOR SORTIN                                   
ICE750I 0 DC 48060187500 TC 0 CS DSVUU KSZ 14 VSZ 14                           
ICE752I 0 FSZ=1478775 RC  IGN=0 E  AVG=32504 0  WSP=62429606 C  DYN=984984 53216
ICE046A 0 SORT CAPACITY EXCEEDED - RECORD COUNT 1454322                         
ICE753I 1 FWK=(24,984984) SWK=(0,0) TWK=(0,0) RWK=(0,0) TOTAL=(24,984984) BLK=53216
ICE751I 1 DE-K10929 D5-K05352 C4-K90000 E8-K90000                               
ICE052I 0 END OF DFSORT                                                         

The Job is bending with S000 , USER COMPLETION CODE=0046
My question is even though I am allocating Sort space Dynamically why the job is abending.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject:
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This has nothing to do with the SORTOUT space, so the comments about SORTOUT are irrelevant.

The ICE046A indicates there wasn't enough work space to complete the sort. DFSORT processed 1.4+ million records, but then ran out of work space. Approx. how many records do the three concatenated input files actually contain? What is the approx. average record length (if you know)?

If you add the following to the job:


to get diagnostic messages, rerun it and send me all of the JES and DFSORT messages offline (yaeger@us.ibm.com), I'll take a look at the diagnostic messages to see what's going on. In your offline note, please put "DFSORT" in your Subject line to catch my attention.
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