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How can I abend the job if I get duplicate records in a DSet

 
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puneetvirmani143

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: How can I abend the job if I get duplicate records in a DSet
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Hi,
Using ICETOOL I have sorted the duplicate records in a dataset.
Is there some logic to abend a job if I get duplicates in a dataset and should process further if dataset is empty ?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject:
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ABEND, I wannna ABEND. This is a very resource intensive methodology to attract attention.

What you want is a return code produced that your JCL statements can interrogate (cond or IF) and provide proper step execution sequence.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

When do You call some record as 'dulicate'?
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject:
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Puneet,

To get a different return code for an empty or non-empty data set, you can use the technique described in the "Set RC=12 or RC=4 if file is empty, has more than n records, etc" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/tricks/
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