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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: meaning of RECORD TYPE=F in JCL
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Hi ,,

Please clarify what is meaning of
meaning of RECORD TYPE=F in JCL

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: meaning of RECORD TYPE=F in JCL
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RECORD TYPE=F


I do not remember the quote being a JCL construct

as a general point it means that all the records have the same lenght
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

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RECORD TYPE=F
have seen it in a SORT SYSIN parameter
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----------------- V=IBM P=Z/OS DFSORT UTILITY R=V1R5 I=SORT -----------------
> RECORD:
The RECORD statement tells DFSORT the record format and lengths
of the records in the input file for a sort or merge operation.
You only need a RECORD statement if the INPUT is from a VSAM file,
when a user exit changes the record length, or a user exit supplies
all of the input records. The format of the RECORD control statement
is:

RECORD TYPE={F | D},LENGTH=(len1{,len2,len3}) |
TYPE=V,LENGTH=(len1{,len2,len3,len4,len5,len6,len7})

TYPE= provides the RECFM of the input, either F (fixed),
V (variable), or D (ISCII/ASCII variable).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject:
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Or do you mean RECFM=F
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject:
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Instead of keep us guessing please post the scrap of the JCL where you see this syntax...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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Please clarify what is meaning of
meaning of RECORD TYPE=F in JCL
If this is truly in jcl, it means there will be a jcl error. . .

If you post more complete info (as Anuj requested), someone will be able to clarify for you.

As Expat mentioned, it specifies fixed length records (rather than variable length).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject:
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I apologize , I mislead you all.

It is in the sort card and sorting CSV file.

OPTION COPY
RECORD TYPE=F,LENGTH=500

I am really sorry.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject:
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Then ist's exactly as gcicchet already said !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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I apologize , I mislead you all.
Not to worry, others have mislead us also icon_smile.gif

Has your question been answered?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Dick,
dick scherrer wrote:
Has your question been answered?
Probably yes, in Gerry's post..
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