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Syntax for OUTREC FIELDS in SORT

 
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shubh

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:36 am    Post subject: Syntax for OUTREC FIELDS in SORT
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I have a file of length 668.
I want to copy this file into another file appending each record with a date field.
What should be the syntax for the OUTREC FIELDS.

I am using
SORT FIELDS=COPY,
OUTREC FIELDS=(1:668,1,'2008-08-18',669)
and its not working.

Please help. Thank you.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Which sort product is used on your system?

If you are not sure, the product name is shown on the informational output created when a sort is executed.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:22 am    Post subject:
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Wow, that's a lot of errors for so few parameters. It's difficult to figure out what you're trying to do given what you've coded. You can't just make up your own syntax and expect it to work.

If you want to append that hardcoded date after the end of each 668 record, you can use these DFSORT statements:

Code:

   SORT FIELDS=COPY
   OUTREC OVERLAY=(669:C'2008-08-18')


If you want to do something else, explain exactly what it is you're trying to do.

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:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html
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jsathishbabu84

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject:
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Shubh,

You can try this,

SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTREC FIELDS=(1,668,669:C'2008-08-18')

The output dataset should have LRECL=678

Regards,
SJ
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shubh

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Syntax for OUTREC FIELDS
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Thanks.......
that worked.....
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