Joined: 03 Feb 2007 Posts: 175 Location: PUNE(INDIA)
Do you have a list of special characters that could appear in your input file? The DFSORT job written below replaces special characters mentioned in your sample input. If you have special characters other than those you need to modify the job.
The JCL given below uses ALTSEQ. You can read more about it in "DFSORT Getting Started.pdf" available in this forum.
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: