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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Incomplete Spanned Records Overview
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Please explain the incomplete Spanned Records Creation in DFSORT while processing VBS Files?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject:
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DFSORT does NOT create incomplete spanned records. Other processes can create incomplete spanned records. DFSORT can eliminate the incomplete records with its SPANINC option.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject:
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Frank,
Thanks for your reply.Could you please let me know at what circumstances,Incomplete Spanned Records Create?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:22 pm    Post subject:
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It usually occurs when a program ABENDS in the middle of writing a spanned record. A spanned record has several parts, so if a program that's writing a spanned record ABENDs, it may only write some of the parts. For example, it could write a beginning segment and a middle segment, but not the ending segment. I don't know enough about it to tell you exactly which product this occurs for or how.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

IMHO - it should not be an issue. When a process that is creating an output sequential file abends, this output file should be re-created from the beginning. Whan happened to original output dataset then no longer matters.

If for some reason a file is being MODded onto, a copy of it should be made before the step that specifies MOD and if an abend occurs, the copy should be used for the re-run and again, the output is created from the beginning of the problem run.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Scherrer,

Recently i come across a typical SORT Error when a job trying to copy VBS file to VB File.The message indicates that 'INCOMPLETE SPANNED RECORD DETECTED'.Job ran fine after restart.So i would like to replicate the same error for my testing purpose.Can you help me,to create incomplete spanned records?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject:
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Cancel the spanned records creating job ?
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