i ran the JCL and it worked fine in my shop. And when my friend who uses a different shop executed the same, it resulted in a JCL error saying positional parameter not supported. wat positional parameter are they referring to? but she is able to run JCL's with all other SORT cards.
Is it something to do with SFF? Shd she ask her system programmer to install any specific DFSORT version? Please advise !
DFSORT does NOT issue that message. Perhaps your friend is using another sort product? DFSORT issues ICExxxs messages. Syncsort issues WERxxxs messages. CA-SORT issues CASxxxs messages. Which one is the message your friend gets prefixed with?
That's the job. I asked for the error message your friend got, but you're not showing it. PGM=ICEMAN just invokes the sort product in use at the site - that could be DFSORT, Syncsort or CA-SORT. The messages your friend received would be in //SYSOUT. If you want help, you're going to have to show the messages.
When I execute your job with DFSORT, it runs fine and I don't get any error messages. Here are some of the informational messages I do get in //SYSOUT with DFSORT, just to show you what messages look like:
ICE143I 0 BLOCKSET SORT TECHNIQUE SELECTED
ICE250I 0 VISIT http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort FOR DFSORT PAPERS, EXAMPLES ...
ICE000I 1 - CONTROL STATEMENTS FOR 5694-A01, Z/OS DFSORT V1R5 - 07:11 ON WED ...
ICE201I E RECORD TYPE IS F - DATA STARTS IN POSITION 1
ICE751I 0 C5-K26318 C6-K90007 C7-K90000 C8-K23476 E9-K90007 C9-BASE E5-K24705
ICE193I 0 ICEAM1 ENVIRONMENT IN EFFECT - ICEAM1 INSTALLATION MODULE SELECTED
ICE088I 1 TESTX .S1 . , INPUT LRECL = 80, BLKSIZE = 80, TYPE = FB
ICE093I 0 MAIN STORAGE = (MAX,6291456,6278238)
ICE156I 0 MAIN STORAGE ABOVE 16MB = (6182896,6182896)