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Sorting a file in a cics program

 
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balarules

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Sorting a file in a cics program
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I have two input files which i want to merge and sort in a cics program and use the new sorted file as input in the same program?Is it possible?If yes how?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject:
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Merge? yes. Sort? generally no.
Maybe Frank will let us know if DFSort and CICS 'play well together'......

Why are wanting to run what is basically a 'batch' process online?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Sorting a file in a cics program
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It's a completely online process.I want to display records from 2 files simultaneously.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Sorting a file in a cics program
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balarules wrote:
It's a completely online process.I want to display records from 2 files simultaneously.
Your best bet would be either to pre-sort (and maybe even pre-merge) the files or look into some sort of keyed access.....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject:
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balarules -

Have you tried the fine manual?

O.
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Good catch O...... icon_biggrin.gif
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