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accoladenia

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Difference bw Sort, SYNCSORT and DFSORT
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what is the difference between sort, syncsort and dfsort?

plz explain clearly..thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject:
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DFSORT & SYNCSORT are products (and CA-SORT, too).

SORT is just an alias for these products (also ICE, ICEMAN).

With SYNCSORT/DFSORT, you can sort, merge, and copy data sets. You can use DFSORT to do simple tasks such as alphabetizing a list of names, or you can use it to aid complex tasks such as taking inventory or running a billing system. DFSORT gives you versatile data handling capabilities at the record, field and bit level.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: difference between sort,syncsort and dfsort?
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is syncsort used to eliminate the spaces which occur during sort??can u be more clearer??sort is where we use as jcl utility..am i right?then wat is dfsort..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject:
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DFSORT is IBM's sort product. Syncsort is Syncsort's sort product. CA-Sort is CA's sort product.

PGM=SORT or PGM=ICEMAN will invoke the sort product used at your site which could be DFSORT, Syncsort or CA-SORT.

If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html

If you or anyone else on this board would like some documents prepared by the DFSORT Team that describe what we see as the advantages of DFSORT over Syncsort, as well as considersations for migrating from Syncsort to DFSORT, send me an e-mail offline (yaeger@us.ibm.com). Please put "DFSORT" somewhere in your Subject line to catch my attention.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Documentation for SYNCSORT
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Is there any manual for SYNCSORT simmilar to the one that is given for DFSORT.
If so could you please provide a link to that
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

If your organization is licensed to use Syncsort, the documentation is available for free via Syncsort support.

Their documentation is copyright material and may not be posted on or linked to the forum.
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