For seeing the abends go to the spool. If in your job u have given DDNAME for storage dump. Then u will get a file in the spool. Open that file in the DUMPMASTER. For know more details on dumpmaster see
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I think that all your questions could be inserted correctly in the exact forum... and before a new post(but I'm not a moderator) you can also use a search for your questions... but:
1) depend on your sort fields parameter;
2) first, second and third are the relative position? if you need a sort to order records, you must put an example or tell us a key which your input file must be sorted and other kind of info as its organization, length and so on(and think that you can DFSORT without sorting...);
3) To create a VSAM you can use IDCAMS utility and specify within the sysin all the parameter you need: mainly command is DEFINE(usually with CLUSTER) then you can pass the other as space, key, recsize, share options... and so on;
4) Spufi is a DB2 utility that allow you to excute SQL Statement online and in background mode;
5.1) to run a cobol+db2 program you must compile your program in appropriate method and than you can execute it in two main way: CAF or RUN
5.2) in your spool viewer as SDSF...
5.3) PS is a file sequential and PDS is a file partitioned that work as folder and file within are unique on it. A Pds cannot contain a PS. Obviously their allocation is different... and for a PDS you must specify a number of directory block(that is zero for a PS)
6.1) go in 3.4 option and near the entry of vsam digit LISTCAT and see its information;
6.2) as above;
6.3) the load is stored in LOADLIB(different in each installation because it's custom for application developers)
For more detail use the search in this forum... most of your request are well documented.