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ksssrikanth

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: How to Sort a numeric data using Dfsort
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Hi ,
In DFsort , My control card is sorting on bases of character mode , plz let me know the control card to sort the numeric data (not the packed decimal feilds)

intially : 19,32,20,

output(error) : 10,29,39

Required output :19,20,32

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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject:
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What does the control card that produces the wrong data look like?
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ksssrikanth

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Sort a numeric data using Dfsort
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output(error) : 10,29,32

sort fields = (1,2,ch,a)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject:
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these three records input
Code:
19
32
20
caused this output
Code:
10
29
32
using this sortcard?
sort fields = (1,2,ch,a)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject:
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ksssrikanth,

It's not clear from your post what you're trying to do. In fact, I can't make any sense out of it at all. You show three values for input (19,32,20) and three completey different values for output (10,29,39). Where did those output values come from?

You need to explain clearly what you're trying to do. Give an example of the records in your input file and what you expect for output. Give the RECFM and LRECL of the input file. Give the starting position, length and format of the relevant fields.
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ksssrikanth

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject:
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Hi ,
i am giving the example

input :

19
18
254
2
206
245
26

output : SORT FIELDS=(1,4,CH,A)

18
19
2
206
245
254
26

But i need the Sort to be done on numeric base not on the character mode

Excepted output :
2
18
19
26
206
245
254

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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject:
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Ah, why didn't you say so in the first place. You can use this DFSORT statement:

Code:

   SORT FIELDS=(1,4,UFF,A)
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