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How can I skip 10th record in a file?

 
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blpraveen123
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: How can I skip 10th record in a file?
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Hi,

This was an interview question.How can I skip particular single record from a file and write other records into output file?

What this sort card means?
Sort Fields=Copy
Outrec=(1:10,15,CH)

In one of the topic I found copying range of records using
sort card---
//
Sort Fileds=copy
outfil File=DDN1 Startrec(10) ENDREC(10)

Can I write the Sort JCL Like this?
IF any corrections please suggest me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject:
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Praveen,

Quote:
Sort Fields=Copy
Outrec=(1:10,15,CH)


Above card copies data from IP file starting from 10 to 24 column (15 in length) to OP file.

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This was an interview question.How can I skip particular single record from a file and write other records into output file?


This thing requires two steps -

First step - SORT FIELDS=COPY,STOPAFT=9
Second step - SORT FIELDS=COPY,STARTREC=11
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject:
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Or, in one step, add a sequence number in the input phase and omit the record that has a 10 in the sequence in output phase.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject:
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Hi
Is the Sort card using the SEQ NUM is Correct


* Insert the Seq NUM
INREC OVERLAY=(81:SEQNUM,8,ZD)
* Sort on seqnum descending.
SORT FIELDS=(81,8,ZD,A)
* Remove 10th Record
OMIT COND=(81,8,ZD,ZD'00000010')
* OUTPUT TO FILE
OUTREC BUILD=(1,80)


-------?Is the OMIT CONDITION Correct
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject:
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Looks good, but if me, I'd verify from the manual (not that good remembering formats... icon_cry.gif ).
You do not need to sort, just copy, the records are already in the sort sequence.
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