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ksathishkumar83

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Replacing a particular column as Spaces
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I have about 40,000 records in a file.The first five characters will be either CS001 or CS002 .If it is CS001 then i have to Replace the Columns 8 to 12 as Spaces. Help me in doing this...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject:
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Are the records FB or VB, and which sort product do you use ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject:
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ksathishkumar83,

Assuming your input file is FB, you can use a DFSORT job like this to do what you asked for:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file (FB)
//SORTOUT DD DSN=...  output file (FB)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC IFTHEN=(WHEN=(1,5,CH,EQ,C'CS001'),OVERLAY=(8:5X))
/*


If your input file is VB, let me know and I'll show you how to handle that.
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