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How to get last 100 Record from a SYNCSORT file

 
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krishna_Murty
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: How to get last 100 Record from a SYNCSORT file
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As we have option called OPTION COPY,STOPAFT=10000
to pull first 10000 records. Do we have any option to pull last 100 records or so like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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Do we have any option to pull last 100 records or so like that
Not directly. There is no COPYLAST=nnnn feature that i'm aware of.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:33 am    Post subject:
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If you know the total number of records in that file, you can use the sort card to achieve your requirement.

Lets say you have 1000 records in that file and want to select only last 10 records. Then

SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTFIL FILES=1, STARTREC=901

I we do not have any way to just say lastrec=100

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject:
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Krishna,

If by any chance you have access to DFSORT, you could use this DFSORT/ICETOOL job:

Code:

//S1   EXEC  PGM=ICETOOL
//TOOLMSG   DD  SYSOUT=*
//DFSMSG    DD  SYSOUT=*
//IN DD DSN=...  input file
//OUT DD DSN=...  output file
//TOOLIN DD *
SUBSET FROM(IN) TO(OUT) INPUT KEEP LAST(100)
/*
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