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ektaag

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 Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Please explain this step ' SORT FIELDS=(1,4,BI,A)' ? Hi .. I am not able to understand that what will this sort step do ? what does BI and FI value means ?

guptae

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject:

Helloo Ekta,

BI & FI represent filed formats.

 Quote: BI = unsigned binary (2, 4 or 8 bytes) FI = signed fixed-point (2, 4 or 8 bytes)

Please search manuals before starting a new topic.
ektaag

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 Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Please explain this step ' SORT FIELDS=(1,4,BI,A)' Please explain this step ' SORT FIELDS=(1,4,BI,A)' ......
dbzTHEdinosauer

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 Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: the sort key is position 1 to 4, it is binary and the sequence is ascending. ektaag, you really should RTFM! I can see not understanding overlay, include or other parms (since you obviously don't see the need to read anything). but sort fields is a basic, basic parm for sort. Your lack of understanding is beyond the function of this forum. You really need to RTFM and stop with the questions, until you know enough to ask a question.
Phrzby Phil

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 Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: What's RTFM in German?
CICS Guy

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject:

 Phrzby Phil wrote: What's RTFM in German?
LOL.....
Frank Yaeger

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 Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: ektaag, If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from: www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html For complete information on all of DFSORT's formats, see: http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/ICE1CA20/C.0?DT=20060615185603
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