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techslam

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Including Single Quotes in Output File
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Hello,

I have written below sort card :
Code:

OPTION COPY                                                       
OUTREC IFTHEN=(WHEN=(14,10,CH,EQ,C'CURRENT_DATE - 1 DAYS'),       
               OVERLAY=(1:C''',2:DATE1(-)-1,12:C'''))


All I am trying to do is, in my output file I want a single quote at position 1, then (CURRENT_DATE-1 DAYS) at position 2-11, single quote again at position 12.

Output file will look like this:
Code:

'2011-05-16'
'2011-05-16'
'2011-05-16'
'2011-05-16'



I know the sort card written by me does not work as we cannot give a single quote like
Code:
C'''


Hence, Please advice the correct method.


Thanks.
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,
For FB LRECL = 80, You could use,
Code:
  OUTREC BUILD=(1:C'''',2:DATE1(-)-1,12:C'''',13:77X)


Hope it helps.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject:
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Aslam,

There are several ways to code a single apostrophe in a DFSORT string.

One way, as shown by vasznth is to use two apostrophes for each single apostrophe -> C'''' for one apostrophe.

Another way, which some people find easier, is to use X'7D':

Code:

    BUILD=(X'7D',...,X'7D',...)


A third way is to set up and use a Symbol:

Code:

//SYMNAMES DD *
Apost,X'7D'
...
//SYSIN DD *
...
   BUILD=(Apost,...,Apost,...)
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techslam

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject:
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Thanks Vasanthz and Frank.

Help was much appreciated icon_smile.gif
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