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What is the use of CHAR in SYSOUT?

 
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SushilZade

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: What is the use of CHAR in SYSOUT?
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Hi,

I have seen the the use of parameter 'CHARS' in the sysout for the printing of a report. Can any one tell what is the purpose of using this parameter. I tried searching for this, but was unable to get the explanation of it.
It is like this:
Code:
//STEP10  EXEC PGM=SORT
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD DSN=&SPECLIB(SXRCOPY),DISP=SHR
//SORTIN   DD DSN=&&AGERPT,DISP=(OLD,PASS)
//SORTOUT  DD SYSOUT=&SYSOUTA,DCB=*.SORTIN,DEST=N8,CHARS=(GT15)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject:
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It is one of the character sets used for (in my time) 3800 printers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject:
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Have you tried to find it in the fine manual?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What is the use of CHAR in SYSOUT?
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Thanks both of you!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What is the use of CHAR in SYSOUT?
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CHARS specifies the name of a font set for printing on an AFP or Infoprint printer.

AFP Font Collection.

Guide to Advanced Function Presentation.
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