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Convert all the numbers in the file to hexadecimal format

 
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rafael2009

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Convert all the numbers in the file to hexadecimal format
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I hav a file with numeric data of length 4. I want to convert all the numbers in the file to hexadecimal format.

please could anyone tell me the sort card.

input
------
100
200
300

output
-------
64
C8
12C
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject:
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You can use a DFSORT job like the following to do what you asked for:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=SORT                                           
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*                                         
//SORTIN DD *                                                     
000                                                               
100                                                               
200                                                               
300
/*                                                               
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*                                             
//SYSIN    DD    *                                               
  OPTION COPY                                                     
  INREC IFOUTLEN=80,                                             
    IFTHEN=(WHEN=INIT,BUILD=(1,3,ZD,TO=BI,LENGTH=2)),             
    IFTHEN=(WHEN=INIT,BUILD=(1,2,HEX))                           
/*


SORTOUT will have:

Code:

0064
00C8
012C
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks you Frank...icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Frank,
i would like to know bit more about the commands.
FRom my understanding the 1st BUILD will convert decimal to binary...and second BUILD converts binary to hexadecimal....

if u dont mind can u tell me little on the command INREC IFOUTLEN=80
and the two BUILD commands...

is it not possible to convert ZD to HEX directly without converting it to BI

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject:
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Yes, you're correct about what the BUILD operands do.

IFOUTLEN=80 just sets the output record length to 80.

A ZD value of 100 looks like this in hex:

F1F1F0

If you were to convert that to hex directly with

1,3,HEX

the result would be:

F1F1F0

Based on your example, you want to convert the ZD value to a BI value and then display the BI value as HEX. So that's what I did.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks a lot Frank....Its really helpfull to me...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject:
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The post is really great..

It really rocks..

I have one more doubt in convert..Sorry I searched but I couldn't find an exact one..

How to convert a Character variable of numbers (X(13)) to Packed decimal..

Really appreciate your time and effort..

Thanks
Ajith
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject:
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You can use DFSORT control statements like this:

Code:

   OPTION COPY
   INREC BUILD=(1,13,ZD,TO=PD)


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:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg3T7000080
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Frank..

Definitely I will go through the manual..

Thanks a lot..

Ajith
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