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mandyzzzz

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: Diff betwn internal and external sort
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Hi all

what is the difference betwn internal and external sort that we specify in the build index jcl(IDCAMS) ?
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vijayamadhuri

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Hi
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INTERNAL SORT is the sort that takes place in the cobol pgm.While external sort is the sort u specify in the jcl .
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject:
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INTERNAL SORT is the sort that takes place in the cobol pgm.


IDCAMS is not a COBOL program - it's an IBM utility. IDCAMS BLDINDX can either use DFSORT to sort, or its own internal sort.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:13 am    Post subject:
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thanks frank for the clarification and sorry for misguiding
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