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caleb ong

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: dfsort outrec convert to binary digits
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Hi,

Using the DFSORT control statements below, I am able to convert a binary record into hexadecimal characters.

SORT FIELDS=(7,2,BI,A)
OUTREC FIELDS=(1,1055,HEX)

Is there a way to convert the same binary record into its BINARY format instead?

So instead of the hex characters E3E300, the output will be the binary characters 111000111110001100000000.

Thank you.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject:
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DFSORT does not have any built-in features for converting to bit representation. You could create bit representation using IFTHEN clauses, but it wouldn't be practical for 1055 bytes = 8440 bits.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Caleb and welcome to the forums,

Just curious. . . How would you use 8k+ ones and zeros?
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject:
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With z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 or z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026 (Oct,2010), you can now use DFSORT's new TRAN=BIT function to do this easily like this:

Code:

  SORT FIELDS=(7,2,BI,A)               
  OUTREC BUILD=(1,1055,TRAN=BIT)       


For complete details on the new functions for DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL available with the Oct, 2010 PTF, see:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=114&uid=isg3T7000242
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