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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Copying select fields from vb to vb files
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Hi,

I have a requirement to copy records from a 111 bytes vb file to another 107 vb file excluding a 4 bytes field as shown below.

SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTFIL FNAMES=DWNLD,INCLUDE=(5,3,CH,EQ,C'AME'),
BUILD=(1,4,5:9,103)
END

When i ran above code, i get 'DWNLD OUTREC - SHORT RECORD'.
Length of Records in my input file DWNLD is varying and what i given in build statement is the maximum length '103' of the required field.

Please help me in solving the issue.

Thanks
Vijay
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to: DFSORT - Copying select fields from vb to vb files
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Code:
BUILD=(1,4,5:9)


Like that should be 9-to-the-end-of-the-current-record. As long as none of your records are less than five bytes long (+ RDW) then you should be OK.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply to: DFSORT - Copying select fields from vb to vb files
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Wow...Its working fine. Thanks a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply to: DFSORT - Copying select fields from vb to vb files
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No problem. You do realise that the previously short records are now even shorter?
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