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Using ICETOOL through CA-SORT

 
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mtrujis

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject: Using ICETOOL through CA-SORT
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I have always used DFSORT, this is the first time I'm using CA-SORT. So, I wrote this JCL to create a Dynamic ControlCard and it looks like I'm missing some DD's

This is what I'm getting:

ICE601I 0 DFSORT ICETOOL UTILITY RUN ENDED - RETURN CODE: 16
CASO047E OPEN ERR SYSIN
CASO060I CA-SORT END,RC=16

I don't have manuals for CA-Sort, so, can anyone provide me an example of using ICETOOL through CA-SORT?

Thanks in advance.
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject:
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If your shop is licensed for CA-SORT, they should be able to provide you with manuals. Have you checked with the sort support folks there?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:48 am    Post subject:
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ICETOOL is a function available with DFSORT. As far as I know, CA-SORT does not have the ICETOOL function. So you can't use ICETOOL through CA-SORT.

The ICE601I message indicates you do have DFSORT so when you use PGM=ICETOOL, you're invoking DFSORT's ICETOOL. The CAS messages are from CA-SORT, so it appears you have both DFSORT and CA-SORT.

Here's what I think is happening.

The CA-SORT libraries are higher in the order of search then the DFSORT libraries.

You use PGM=ICETOOL. ICETOOL is found in the DFSORT library, so DFSORT's ICETOOL is invoked. DFSORT then LINKs to ICEMAN, but ICEMAN is an alias in the CA-SORT library, so CA-SORT is called instead of DFSORT (since the CA-SORT libs are higher in the order of search). Since CA-SORT does not understand the ICETOOL JCL/control statement, it terminates.

Since you have both DFSORT and CA-SORT, you could use DFSORT's ICETOOL by using a JOBLIB to the DFSORT library. This will ensure that DFSORT's ICETOOL calls DFSORT, not CA-SORT.

But if you're trying to use ICETOOL with CA-SORT itself, you're out of luck because CA-SORT doesn't have that function!

What is going on here? Why do you have both CA-SORT and DFSORT. Are you trying to migrate from one to the other (which)?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:59 am    Post subject:
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Thanks a lot for a quick response.

Exactly, that is what is happening. We have both DFSORT and CA-SORT. We have several tools from CA, so I guess that is why CA-SORT libs are higher in the order of search.

I'll try using a STEPLIB.

Thanks again for the advice.
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You might want to talk to your System Programmers about putting the DFSORT libraries higher in the order of search then the CA-SORT libraries, so you can use DFSORT as your primary sort product. That will also allow you to use DFSORT's ICETOOL without having to STEPLIB.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:09 am    Post subject:
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Thanks Frank!

It works using a STEPLIB. I'll check with System Programmers if there is any reason to have CA-SORT at all! I mean, if DFSORT is more powerful and we already have it, why still using the other.....

Thanks again!
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