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Output file with only the numeric data

 
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KsquareD

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Output file with only the numeric data
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Can a job be employed to accept a file containing both alphabetic and numeric data in its records and create an output file with only the numeric data present from the input file.
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CICS Guy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Output file with only the numeric data
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KsquareD wrote:
Can a job be employed to accept a file containing both alphabetic and numeric data in its records and create an output file with only the numeric data present from the input file.
Yes, a program can be employed to do what you want, but it is unclear exactly what you want....
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

If you post a sample "input file" and show what should be written to the output file and explain the rules, someone will probably have a suggestion.

Include the file attributes for the input and output.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject:
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Ksquared,

Take a look at the "Check for a numeric string" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

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

and see if you can use that technique (INCLUDE with NUM) to do what you want.

If not, then provide more information on what you're trying to.
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