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How can I sumsort the field S9(9) sign leading seperate.

 
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nagarajan.dharani

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: How can I sumsort the field S9(9) sign leading seperate.
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Hi,

How can I sumsort the field which is delared as S(9) sign Leading Seperate.
For example, the field starting position is 208 and length is 12.

When I give SUM FIELDS=(208,12,ZD) it is giving S0C7
When I gove SUM FIELDS=(207,11,ZD) it is not considering the '-' sign and only it is summing up the value.

Kindly help me.

Thanks,
Dharani.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject:
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Have you looked at SFF (signed free form numeric)?
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject:
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Dharani,

If you look at:

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/ICE1CA30/C.3?DT=20080528171007

you will see that S(9) LEADING SEPARATE is equivalent to DFSORT's FS format. You can't use that directly in SUM. You can convert the FS value to ZD, SUM it and convert it back to FS. However, it might be easier to use OUTFIL SECTIONS/TRAILER3/TOT with FS instead.

If you show me an example of your input records and what you want for output, I can show you how to do what you want.
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