Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 8593 Location: Back in jolly old England
Because the solution for sort related questions may vary from product to product, please ensure that you state clearly which sort product you are using.
If you are not sure, then by running a simple sort step shown below, you will be able to find out for yourself.
If the messages start with ICE then your product is DFSORT. Please also post the output of the complete line which has a message code ICE201I, as this will enable our DFSORT experts to determine which release of DFSORT that you have installed. This may also affect the solution offered.
If the messages start with WER or SYT then the product is SYNCSORT and should be posted in the JCL forum. Please also post the information telling which version of SYNCSORT is installed, as this may also affect the solution offered.
Thank you for taking your time to ensure that the valuable time of others is not wasted by offering inappropriate solutions which are not relevant due to the sort product being used and/or the release that is installed in you site.
It's not clear what you want to do. Please show an example with more records in each input file and the expected output. Please explain clearly the "rules" for getting from input to output. Do you want to keep the first record from one input file (which one) and the last record from one input file (which one) in the output? Do you want to sort the detail records from the two input files (on what field?) or just append the detail records from input file2 after the detail records from input file1, or what? Are the records in each input file already in sorted order?