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RahmanisGod

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Finding out PTF version???
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Hi,

I am a novice to mainframes and I wanted to use DF SORT tecchnique to add a leading '$' symbol to a field in my record.

input

1234

output

$1234

the field starts from 106 and is 20 byte long.

I tried the following control card

Code:

  OPTION COPY                                       
  OUTREC FIELDS=(106,20,JFY=(SHIFT=RIGHT,LEAD=C'$'))


but the error dipslayed is

"E1 8 DSS10065E PARAMETER 'JFY' IS UNIDENTIFIED"

My DFSORT is VIR5 but I dont know how to find if PTF is UK90007.

The JFY option is avaialable only for VIR5 PTF UK90007.

Could you please help me??? Where in my system details could i find it out??
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject:
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The solution to this (when it arrives) should be added to the DFSORT New Function stickies at the top of this forum. That way folks can check.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject:
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The solution to this (when it arrives) should be added to the DFSORT New Function stickies at the top of this forum. That way folks can check.


Excellent idea. Duly implemented - see:

http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=33389
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject:
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but the error dipslayed is

"E1 8 DSS10065E PARAMETER 'JFY' IS UNIDENTIFIED"


This is NOT a DFSORT message. This has come up before - here's a relevant post:

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When I did a Jscan for the JCL using this sort card I got the error message given below:
E1 8 DSS10065E PARAMETER 'OVERLAY' IS UNIDENTIFIED.

But when I submitted the job ignoring the error message, it ran fine and I was able to get the desired output.


I don't know why JSCAN (?) issues this message - maybe it isn't up-to-date on the new (or not so new) DFSORT functions. Anyone know?

You may indeed have the JFY function available despite what the message says.
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RahmanisGod

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject:
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thanks a lot guys, it worked fine..so I indeed had the JFY function.

icon_biggrin.gif


Thanks a lot for your support and guidance.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject:
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Does anyone know which company offers JSCAN or even better a contact name? Seems like they either shouldn't be checking DFSORT control statements, or should keep up-to-date on the new options so they don't issue incorrect messages.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Finding out PTF version???
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This is from another forum:
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JEM is one of a few Edit Macros that are part of JOB/SCAN. Besides using it for JCL Validation, you can also enforce site specific JCL standards. There are other Edit Macros available for JCL reformatting/alignment, and for making JCL Changes. Using either JEM (Edit Mode) or JSCAN (Browse/View Mode), you can have the PROCS expanded as long as the Procedure libraries are defined in the JOB/SCAN PARMLIB library, in member JSOPT02 (default member shipped). If you would like more information about JOB/SCAN from Diversified Software, please forward me an Email at doug.berg@diversifiedsoftware.com
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks. I sent a note to that e-mail to hopefully open a discussion on the problem.
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject:
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The message matches the ProJCL product we use here. Formerly Diversified Software, it's now owned by ASG Software Solutions. My contact for them is support@asg.com
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject:
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Yeah, the e-mail to Doug didn't work. I looked them up and found the ASG website - the contact e-mail is info@asg.com so I'm trying that. I'll go ahead and try support@asg.com too. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject:
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Hmmm ... ASG Technical Support says the product that issues DSS10065E is PRO/JCL (JJSCAN). They know about the OVERLAY issue and plan to fix it in their next release. I pointed out that OVERLAY has been available since Dec, 2004 so they're way out-of-date and all of the information they need to bring their product up-to-date with respect to DFSORT parameters is available online. After a few exchanges, the Technical Support person promised to bring it to the attention of the PRO/JCL Product Manager, so we'll see. He also said:

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I suggest that if you receive additional issues from your DFSORT clients with regard to our products, that you have them contact our support group at support@asg.com or 1-800-354-3578


So if anyone who uses this product wants to "complain" about the out-of-date DFSORT support, here's your chance.
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