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malayajena

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: How to select few bytes from a packed field using SORT.
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Dear All

I have one requirement where i need first few bytes of a packed formatted data field for all of records.
Ex:
Brand Name - S9(7) comp-3( value AAAAAAA)
Product ID- S9(17) comp-3( value 12300000000000000)

The above data should show in my output as
AAAAAAA 123.

I tried doing:
OUTREC FIELDS=(1,4,PD,ZD,X,5,3,PD,ZD)
BUT IT GIVES AAAAAAA 01230

Please let me know how can this be achieved in SORT and let me know if any further info is required.
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Craq Giegerich

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject:
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Brand Name - S9(7) comp-3( value AAAAAAA)


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malayajena

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject:
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That was a horrible mistake in a hurry - changing it to
Account No- S9(7) comp-3 (1111111)
Product Id- S9(17) comp-3.(12300000000000000)
should appear- 1111111 123
Let me know if anything is required.Thanks.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject:
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You can use this DFSORT OUTREC statement to do what you asked for:

Code:

   OUTREC FIELDS=(1,4,PD,ZD,X,5,2,PD,EDIT=(TTT))
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Frank. You are always the last person to close it:).
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