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inbasekarmani
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: sort in ascending order
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dear all,

I opened one pds member and then i typed some contents,now when i type SORT in command line.it provides sorted output in ascending order.so i considered ASCENDING is default.

But when i tried the following code,its showing error.

for example:

Code:

//jobcard
//step exec pgm=sort
//sysprint dd sysout=*
//sysout dd sysout=*
//sortin dd dsn=inputfile...,disp=shr
//sortout dd dsn=outputfile..,disp=shr
//sysin dd *
     sort fields=(1,1,ch)
/*


Note:i voluntarily removed "A" after "CH" in sort control statement.

May i know the reason for this......
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject:
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The syntax for the DFSORT SORT FIELDS operand requires A or D (or E). There is no default. So you can specify:

Code:

   SORT FIELDS=(1,1,CH,A)

or

   SORT FIELDS=(1,1,A),FORMAT=CH

or

   SORT FORMAT=CH,FIELDS=(1,1,A)


but you can't omit the A.

All of the DFSORT syntax is documented in "z/OS DFSORT Application Programming Guide" and you must abide by it or you will get errors. You can find all of the DFSORT books at:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=114&uid=isg3T7000080
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Akatsukami

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject:
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I believe Inba is confusing the SORT primary command of ISPF Edit with DFSORT. Bottom line: they are different products developed by different people (although both for IBM), so there is no reason that they should have identical interfaces.
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