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SORT - using symbolic parameters in the SYSIN control card

 
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rambabupotla

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: SORT - using symbolic parameters in the SYSIN control card
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Hi,

I want to filter the records in the input file based on the two date parameters that i receive in the JCL. Is it possible to code a SORT card which will take the two dates (symbolic parameter) and apply the SORT condition on the input field?

your help is greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject:
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No - symbolics can not be substitued in instream data.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
symbolic parameters cannot be passed to SYSIN statements.

How do you receive the two date parameters in the JCL ?


Gerry
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject:
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Your requirement could be achived with dynamic sort card generation. Please tell us more and clear about the requirement
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