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Crop Variable Block file, header and trailer intact

 
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Manu Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Crop Variable Block file, header and trailer intact
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Hi,

I need to crop a VB file where I need to delete some columns, but the header and trailer record should not be changed in the output file. The trailer record can be identified using a key and header is always the first record. Is it possible in Sort?

I try to explain by example(Input and output are VB file):-

Input File:-

123456789HEADER
123456789RECORD1
123456789RECORD2
123456789RECORD3
.............................
.............................
123456789RECORDn
123456789TRAILER

Let say I need to detele columns 4 to 9.

Output File required as:-

123456789HEADER
123RECORD1
123RECORD2
123RECORD3
.............................
.............................
123RECORDn
123456789TRAILER

Thanks,
Manu
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject:
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Take a look at the DFSORT tricks book HERE
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject:
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Manu,

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 DSN=...  input file (VB)
//SORTOUT DD DSN=...  output file (VB)
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC IFTHEN=(WHEN=(14,6,CH,NE,C'HEADER',
     AND,14,7,CH,NE,C'TRAILER'),
    BUILD=(1,7,14))
/*
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