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jmreddymca
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: HOw to mask the data in the file
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Hi
I have a requirement like below;
My file length is 80. From position 20 to 30. It has different customer names. I want to mask with 'AAAAA' from position 20 to 30. I don't want to display customer names in the output filed. Using SORT how can we do this. Could you please help me on this.

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Read about OVERLAY.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

position 20-30 is 11 bytes, 'AAAAA' is only 5 bytes ?

Exactly what do you want in position 20-30 ? is it 'AAAAA' plus 6 spaces ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject:
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JMR,

If you want 11 'A's in 20-30, you can use these DFSORT control statements:

Code:

   OPTION COPY
   INREC OVERLAY=(20:11C'A')


If you want 5 'A's followed by 6 spaces, you can use these DFSORT control statements:

Code:

   OPTION COPY
   INREC OVERLAY=(20:5C'A',6X)


If you want something else, say exactly what you want.

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
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Thanks a lot Frank
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Thanks a lot to all your support. Above Frank's code is working fine.
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