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Convert FB file to FBA format using SYNCSORT

 
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gprerna

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Convert FB file to FBA format using SYNCSORT
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Hi,

I have a requirement to convert a FB file to FBA format. Please let me know how we can do this using SYNCSORT.

LRECL of FB file = 30
LRECL of FBA file = 133

Also, is it neccessary that LRECL of FBA can be only 133 bytes?

Thanks!
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superk

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Convert FB file to FBA format
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gprerna wrote:
... is it neccessary that LRECL of FBA can be only 133 bytes?


No, there is no such restriction. If it can be defined as FB, it can be defined as FBA.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject:
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gprerna,

Here's a DFSORT job that will do what you asked for. It puts a blank in positon 1 for the carriage control character, then copies the 30 input bytes and then blanks the rest of the record up to position 133.

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file (FB/30)
//SORTOUT DD RECFM=FBA,DSN=...  output file (FBA/133)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC BUILD=(X,1,30,133:X)
/*
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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Also, is it neccessary that LRECL of FBA can be only 133 bytes?

No, but 133 is the typical length of "regular" printed output. If you have a wider need or if you print landscape you may want a longer or shorter lrecl.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject:
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