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pingte

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: IDCAMS REPRO Command with COUNT
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Hi,
i have a IDCAMS step where i COUNT command is used along with REPRO

Code:

REPRO INFILE(DD1) OUTFILE(DD2) COUNT(1)


1. What is function of COUNT(1) command?
2. under what circumstances will the return code of this step be zero?
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Devzee

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject:
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If you do search in forum you can get info of why this is used.


This is one of the technique to know whether dataset is empty or not,
If dataset is emtpy then RC=4
if dataset has more than 1 record then RC=0

or it could be just to copy only first record
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject:
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Have you considered using the fine manual for explanation about COUNT?

O.
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