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numr

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Need to take only the first three to the output file
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Hi

Input FILE HAS RECORDS IN as below.

12345,abc,1278,ihu,pppsdd, etc...


I need to take only the first three to the output file.

i.e

12345,abc,1278

Field length is not fixed and the requirement is to have the first three fields only.
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krisprems

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject:
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numr
You are confusing with the terms RECORD and FIELDS....
You havent told the attributes of i/p file - whether its FB or VB?
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Input FILE HAS RECORDS IN as below.

You said records, but what you have shown is only one record.

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I need to take only the first three to the output file.
"first three" fields or records?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply to: Need to take only the first three to the output fi
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Sorry for the confusion.


Input FILE HAS RECORDS as below.

12345,abc,1278,ihu,pppsdd,
erdfghh,123,tfsdhk,ws,qwerty,


I need to take only the first three fields in each record to the output file.
Field length is not constant.
i.e

12345,abc,1278
erdfghh,123,tfsdhk

Please help
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject:
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I think you're saying you have CSV (comma separated value) records and you only want to keep the first three values in each record. Here's a DFSORT job that will do that. I assumed your input file has RECFM=FB and LRECL=80 and that each field can be a maximum of 20 characters, but you can change the job appropriately as needed.

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD *
12345,abc,1278,ihu,pppsdd,
erdfghh,123,tfsdhk,ws,qwerty,
/*
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC PARSE=(%01=(ENDBEFR=C',',FIXLEN=20),
               %02=(ENDBEFR=C',',FIXLEN=20),
               %03=(ENDBEFR=C',',FIXLEN=20)),
     OVERLAY=(1:%01,%02,%03,
      1:1,60,SQZ=(SHIFT=LEFT,MID=C','),80:X)
/*


For more information on DFSORT's PARSE and SQZ functions, see:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/peug/
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