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sibi Yohannan

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: IEBPTCH File Format
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Hello,

I am using the below JCL to get a combined members of Input PDS into a Sequential File.

Code:
//STEP09   EXEC PGM=IEBPTPCH                                           
//*                                                                     
//SYSPRINT    DD SYSOUT=*                                               
//SYSUT1      DD DSN=FILEINPUT,                                         
//           DISP=SHR                                                   
//*                                                                     
//SYSUT2      DD DSN=FILEOUTPUT,                                       
//            DISP=SHR                                                 
//SYSIN       DD *                                                     
       PRINT TYPORG=PO,MAXNAME=1,MAXFLDS=1                             
       MEMBER NAME=TEST                                                 
/*                                                                     
//       



the Member name TEST has the below data.

Code:
IBM MAINFRAME FORUM IS A WORLD WIDE ACCEPTED FORUM
IBM MAINFRAME FORUM IS A WORLD WIDE ACCEPTED FORUM
IBM MAINFRAME FORUM IS A WORLD WIDE ACCEPTED FORUM
IBM MAINFRAME FORUM IS A WORLD WIDE ACCEPTED FORUM
IBM MAINFRAME FORUM IS A WORLD WIDE ACCEPTED FORUM



But when I run this step the ouput looks like....

Code:
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 MEMBER NAME  TEST                                                 
 IBM MAIN  FRAME FO  RUM IS A   WORLD W  IDE ACCE  PTED FOR  UM*   
 IBM MAIN  FRAME FO  RUM IS A   WORLD W  IDE ACCE  PTED FOR  UM*   
 IBM MAIN  FRAME FO  RUM IS A   WORLD W  IDE ACCE  PTED FOR  UM*   
 IBM MAIN  FRAME FO  RUM IS A   WORLD W  IDE ACCE  PTED FOR  UM*   



Please advice why the data has grouped in the out. There is 2 char space is coming after every 4 chars.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject:
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Add the follwoing control statement :

RECORD FIELD=(80)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject:
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I use PUNCH instead of PRINT

Also, topic moved to IBM tools forum. Hardly a DFSORT issue involved here, is it icon_rolleyes.gif
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sibi Yohannan

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
I have tried with that and it is still not working.
I searched in net and I found that addition of the below command

Code:
PREFORM=A


arranges the file in the proper format, But still I am confused with the PREFORM usage.

Please advice.
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deepak040686

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply to: IEBPTCH File Format
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You have to mention Record field parameter. Otherwise it will consider the default.

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 RECORD FIELD=(80)
 
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject:
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Sibi- Did you notice what Peter has said in very first response to your question and try to use that?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject:
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Anuj Dhawan wrote:
Sibi- Did you notice what Peter has said in very first response to your question and try to use that?


Anuj,

i discovered some time ago that a lot of people are NOT reading the topic comments.
To be fair it sometimes pisses me off.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject:
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PeterHolland wrote:
i discovered some time ago that a lot of people are NOT reading the topic comments.
I wonder if they react to the requirement-specifications of some project the same way!? icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject:
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I wonder if they react to the requirement-specifications of some project the same way!?
From some of the questions we see, I don't wonder -- I know they treat requirement specifications the same way!
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