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Problem in sequence number while VB file sort

 
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chidambaram

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Problem in sequence number while VB file sort
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Hi,

The input file is having a record length of 45 VB format.

I am using the sort cord as SORT FIELDS=(5,6,CH,A)

when i am opening the outfile in Edit mode the 1 to 6 columns have some numbers.when i numoff the file is ok.But when i open again the same problem is coming.

my o/p

420012 10420012VDSLOWSMVDSLOWSMVDSLOW
351211 11351211IDTVSTRMIDTVSTRMIDTVSTRM

Please help me regarding this.

Thanks in advance,
chidambara.
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Pedro

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Problem in sequence number while VB file sort
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when i numoff the file is ok

Do you mean NUM OFF ? (two words). I am not sure what you mean by OK, I do not believe the line numbers are removed. The next time the editor starts, it will recognize the valid line numbers.

Try using UNNUM instead of NUM OFF.
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:55 am    Post subject:
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Be careful with UNNUM as it will erase columns 1-8 that it thinks are SEQ#s.

Just a standard function of ISPF VB files that it assumes numerics in 1-8 are SEQ#s. Don't think you can stop it.
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