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viji_rags

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Explain SORT Fields=COPY
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Please explain the below code
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SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,0400,C'00270')
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject:
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To get you started: This
Code:
SORT FIELDS=COPY
tells to copy the input records to output. The input data set is copied to the output data set without
sorting or merging.

Code:
OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,0400,C'00270')
This says, when you copy from input to OUTput RECord - in output first 400-bytes must be copied from input as it is, starting from position 1 in o/p and... okay, rest I leave for you to investigate in.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject:
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viji_rags,

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

C'00270' inserts a character constant of 00270 after the 400 bytes.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject:
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C'00270' inserts a character constant of 00270 after the 400 bytes.
Thanks for kind gesture, Frank...icon_smile.gif
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