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How to add amount field with '-' in flat file

 
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sureshreddy24

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: How to add amount field with '-' in flat file
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hi,

I have a flat file in whice amount filed id there. in amount field it have '-' sign.
ex:

-.1.20
-22.56
-123.11
-0.12
12.23
123.23

How can I get the addition of this all the amounts.
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CICS Guy

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject:
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Have you looked at SFF?
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject:
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You can use a DFSORT job like the following to do what you asked for:

Code:

//S1 EXEC PGM=SORT                                         
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*                                       
//SORTIN DD *                                             
  -1.20                                                   
 -22.56                                                   
-123.11                                                   
  -0.12                                                   
  12.23                                                   
123.23                                                     
/*
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*                                     
//SYSIN DD *                                               
  OPTION COPY                                             
  OUTFIL REMOVECC,NODETAIL,                               
    TRAILER1=(TOT=(1,7,SFF,EDIT=(SIIIT.TT),SIGNS=(,-)))   
/*
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anshul_gugnani

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject:
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Hello Frank,

I tried to test the above sort card as
Code:

//STEP010 EXEC PGM=SORT                               
//*                                                   
//SYSOUT  DD SYSOUT=*                                 
//*                                                   
//SORTIN DD *                                         
-10.00                                                 
20.00                                                 
-30.00                                                 
10.00                                                 
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*                                 
//SYSIN DD *                                           
   OPTION COPY                                         
   OUTFIL REMOVECC, NODETAIL                           
   TRAILER1=(TOT=(1,6,SFF,EDIT=(SIIT.TT),SIGNS=(-,+)))
//*                                                   


The result I got is +10.00

However, I think it should be -10.00.

Can you please guide where am I going wrong?

Thanks
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expat

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject:
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Look very very carefully at the code that you have used and the code supplied by Frank. Especially SIGNS=

I have tried Franks code with your data and get the expected result.
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anshul_gugnani

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Expat for correcting me.
Got the correct result.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject:
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To clarify:

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The result I got is +10.00

However, I think it should be -10.00.

Can you please guide where am I going wrong?


SIGNS=(,-)

indicates a blank for the leading positive sign and a - for the leading negative sign.

SIGNS=(-,+)

indicates a - for the leading positive sign and a + for the leading negative sign - certainly NOT what you want.

SIGNS=(+,-)

indicates a + for the leading positive sign and a - for the leading negative sign - perhaps that's what you want?
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anshul_gugnani

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject:
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Hello Frank,

Didnt knew that first symbol will be considered for the positive and next for the negetive.

Thanks a ton for the information. icon_smile.gif

Thanks,
Anshul.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:57 am    Post subject:
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Yes, the complete syntax for SIGNS is like this:

SIGNS=(lp,ln,tp,tn)

lp = leading positive sign
ln = leading negative sign
tp = trailing positive sign
tn = trailing negative sign

A "silly" example:

EDITS=(STTTS),SIGNS=(+,-,+,-)

If you leave out a sign, a blank is used, for example:

SIGNS=(,-)
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anshul_gugnani

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject:
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Hi Frank,

Thanks a lot. This helps a lot.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject:
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Glad I could help.

If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=114&uid=isg3T7000080
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