Joined: 14 Mar 2007 Posts: 8629 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 and the topic will be moved to the DFSORT forum by one of the moderators. 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 the topic will remain 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 your site.
You also need to provide more detail than you already have.
The RECFM & LRECL of the input and output files.
The position, length and format of the key fields.
Is there any requirement for having the first, last or any of the duplicate records.