You'll need z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90007 or DFSORT R14 PTF UK90006 (April, 2006) in order to use DFSORT's NUM function. If you don't have the April, 2006 PTF, ask your System Programmer to install it (it's free). For complete details on all of the new DFSORT and ICETOOL functions available with the April, 2006 PTF, see:
You can use the picture option of the find command, if you use ISPF editor:
Any character that is not a blank
Any character that cannot be displayed
Any numeric character, 0-9
Any non-numeric character
Any alphabetic character, uppercase or lowercase
Any lowercase alphabetic character
Any uppercase alphabetic character
Any special character, neither alphabetic nor numeric.
For example, if you want to count the number of rows containing numeric characters at column 10, you should use the following command: FIND ALL P'#' 10 10. The number of matched rows will be displayed as a short message (usually at the upper right corner of the screen).