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Deepakgoyal2005

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Align Output data written in a PDS
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I used following REXX code to write in a member of a PDS for the required details,

Code:
user = Userid()                                           
mydsn = "'DE00.TEST.PDS.IDS("user")'"               
"ALLOC DD(PDSID) DA("mydsn") SHR REUSE"                   
If SYSDSN(mydsn) = "OK" Then "EXECIO * DISKR PDSID (FINIS"
Queue user  member '  ' date() '' time()     
"EXECIO "Queued()" DISKW PDSID (FINIS"                   
"FREE DD(PDSID)"                                         


The output is,
Code:
<MYID>  JOBNAME1    22 Apr 2009  02:44:19
<MYID>  PRCNM    22 Apr 2009  02:44:24


As such the output data is not aligned exactly below the previous record (as date and time are not aligned exactly below one another) because of the difference in length of the output data elements (as JOBNAME1 and PRCNAME).

Is there any way to structure the output data so that the output could be as follows,
Code:
<MYID>  JOBNAME1    22 Apr 2009  02:44:19
<MYID>  PRCNM       22 Apr 2009  02:44:24
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

look at the LEFT function.


Gerry
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