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Vandana S

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Can we use VSAM files in DFSORT
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Can we use VSAM files in DFSORT? If yes, can you show with simple examples how we can use VSAM files in DFSORT?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject:
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Yes, you can use VSAM input and output files with DFSORT in the same way you can use other files. For example:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  VSAM input file
//SORTOUT DD DSN=...  VSAM output file
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION TYPE=V
  SORT FIELDS=(5,8,BI,A)
/*


For some special considerations when using VSAM files, see:

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/ICE1CA20/1.8.3.4?SHELF=&DT=20060615185603&CASE=
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Frank. Sorry for the late response. Thanks a lot for your responses. It helped.
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