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Senthilraj

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Writing text into a dataset
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I have a job scheduled on CA7 which will run on the last day of every month. I want this job to write a text "MONTHLY RUN" to a file (GDG) which will later be used by other programs for some month end processing.

Is it possible to do this with SORT by giving the text "MONTHLY RUN" in the control statements directly. I am aware that I could have this text in a sample file and then do a copy in the job. But I want to avoid creating this sample file in production. I don't want to have any other programs.
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Gnanas N

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject:
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It looks simple to me.

With SORT,
SORTIN as MONTHLY RUN , SORTOUT as GDG Generation with SYSIN as OPTION COPY

or

With IEBGENER or IDCAMS REPRO... ?

or Am I missing something here?
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject:
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<Gnana beat me to to the reply!>

How about (untested code):
Code:
//STEP1 EXEC PGM=SORT
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD *
MONTHLY RUN
//SORTOUT DD DSN=YOUR.GDG(+1),DISP and other parms
//SYSIN DD *
 SORT FIELDS=COPY
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:16 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

I had a doubt that the above code might fail with LRECL mismatch or something when used with SORT. But it did not. It can be called as tested code. Working. icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks & Regards,
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Senthilraj

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply to: Writing text into a dataset
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Thanks to all.....I got what I was looking for.
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