Joined: 20 Oct 2006 Posts: 6968 Location: porcelain throne
the sort key is position 1 to 4, it is binary and the sequence is ascending.
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.
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: