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Ramesh_165

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Syncsort - Subtraction using SORT
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I want to subtract 3 years from the date mentioned in SORTIN.

SORTIN: '2011-08-01'))

Expected output in SORTOUT: OVERLAY=(36:C'2008-08-01'))

SYSIN: SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTREC FIELDS=(11:C'OVERLAY=(36:C''', -
25:2,4,ZD,SUB,+3,TO=ZD,LENGTH=4, -
29:6,9,38:43X)

The above is the sortcard i'm using and i'm facing a problem in getting the above expected output.

The output i'm gettng is OVERLAY=(36:C'200H-08-01')) --> 8 is replaced with "H".

Other way of SYSIN also i have tried, after changing the sortin as '20110801' to just get '20080801'. But i'm getting syntax error at Y4T and looks like my SORT version insalled in my shop is old (2007), but the date logic in sort is introduced from the year 2010.

[SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTREC FIELDS=(2,8,Y4T,SUBYEARS,+3)]

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject:
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I think you're getting the number back as a positive signed decimal. So I'd bet the last byte is x'C8'.

Instead of using "length=4", try "EDIT=(TTTT)"

Depending on your version of SORT, you can also try "TO=ZDF" instead of "TO=ZD" (try that first actually)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Also, this computation (subtracting 3 from the year) will not work for every case (i.e. leap year). . .
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject:
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Ramesh,

With DFSORT, the output would be:

Code:

          OVERLAY=(36:C'2008-08-01'))


So I can only conclude that you're using Syncsort, not DFSORT.

This is the DFSORT Forum for DFSORT questions. Please ask Syncsort questions in the JCL Forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Ed Goodman!!!!

TO=ZDF worked for me!!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply to: Syncsort - Subtraction using SORT
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Hello,

Ans i suppose that having the date wrong once in a while is ok. . .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,

The subtraction is to get the latest three years report and it is used in a Monthly Job. And as per my requirement date will always be 01 (from day 1 of any month) irrespective of month and year. So i believed that there will not be any impact. Please tell me if you see any issues in the subtraction method as per my requirement.

Thank you very much for your care!!!

Ramesh
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Syncsort - Subtraction using SORT
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Hi Ramesh,

You're welcome icon_smile.gif

As long as the date is always day 01, i don't see an issue.

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