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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Question regarding SORT JOIN
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Hi All,
My requirement as below,
I have two files , i want to match those two files based on a key and have to create an output file.I can use SORT JOIN for this requirement.

But in the output file i want the records in the same order of input file1.Now i am getting records in sorted order of key.
Is any way?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject:
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Please post your code and all of the relevant details of the reord format, LRECL, key positions, lengths and formats.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject:
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1. Are you using SyncSort - as you've mentioned about "Sort JOIN"?
2. Do you have duplicates in inputs, as you talk about order of records?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject:
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I am using the SYNCSORT.
I dont have duplicate records in input file.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
Here is my sort card,

JOINKEYS FILE=F1,FIELDS=(51,8,A)
JOINKEYS FILE=F2,FIELDS=(41,8,A)
JOIN UNPAIRED
REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:51,8,F2:51,8,1,5,39,1)
SORT FIELDS=COPY

After this i want the output file order as same of input file order.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject:
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But in the output file i want the records in the same order of input file1
Bipin,

As you have already discovered yourself, output files will be sorted by the 'JOINKEY' after the JOIN operation . But you can always change the sort order by mentioning the output sort order in the SORT FIELDS statement.

Since you have a JOIN UNPAIRED application, you can have output records which are present in file-2 but not present in file-1. What about the sort order for these records?
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