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What is DATACLAS=SORT

 
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sasikumar1984

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: What is DATACLAS=SORT
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Hi,

I have seen DATACLAS=SORT in one of the production JCL. Can someone explain what it means???

The scenario was a SASE program is involved for creating a report and input file is very big in that step.

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

DATACLAS=SORT is specific to your system.

I'd suggest you ask your storage management people when it is appropriate to use this dataclas.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Hi
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Hi Dick,

Thanks for ur quick reply.. One doubt, when this step is running will other jobs running using SORT will go down??? Why i am asking this is, i heard this thru one of my friend.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject:
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Why i am asking this is, i heard this thru one of my friend.

Do not take much notice of this friend !!!
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Thanks for ur quick reply.. One doubt, when this step is running will other jobs running using SORT will go down??? Why i am asking this is, i heard this thru one of my friend.


You're welcome icon_smile.gif

I'd suggest you ask this of the storage management people. As a rule, i do not think that a second execution of a job using some dataclas would automatically cause an abend.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject:
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Dick, you are correct.

The DATACLAS may be used to assign certain attributes to a newly created dataset. That is all it is used for.
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