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Suthandira

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: How to sort a DATE field
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1. Can you please tell me how can I sort a DATE field?

for ex

12/03/2005
09/12/2004 .......


2. What is the difference between Syncsort and Dfsort?

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Devi.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject:
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1. Your date field is in the form mm/dd/yyyy. To sort it correctly, you must specify yyyy, mm and dd, in that order. You can use a DFSORT job like the following. I assumed the date starts in position 1, but you can change the job accordingly for other starting positions.

Code:

//S1 EXEC PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file
//SORTOUT DD DSN=...   output file
//SYSIN DD *
* Sort mm/dd/yyyy on yyyy, mm and dd.
  SORT FIELDS=(7,4,CH,A,1,2,CH,A,4,2,CH,A)
/*


2. DFSORT is IBM's sort product. Syncsort is Syncsort, Inc's sort product.
For complete details on DFSORT, go to the DFSORT website at:

www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort/

You can access all of the DFSORT books online at:

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

If you, or anyone else on this list, would like me to send you some files prepared by the DFSORT Team that discuss what we see as the advantages of DFSORT over Syncsort, as well as considerations for migrating from DFSORT to Syncsort, send me a note offline (yaeger@us.ibm.com). Please include "DFSORT" somewhere in your Subject line to catch my attention.
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