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Select a record and update with the new value in a position

 
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subbu1522

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Select a record and update with the new value in a position
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Hi, I would request your help.

1/p file: 1040 FB PS file
o/p file: same layout needed

Requirement: I/P file with a millions of records and I know the record with claim-number (pos 1-13) and need to change the date for that record and need to write to o/p file with all the records from I/p to o/p including the modified record.

Please help me.

Thanks,
Subbu.
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject:
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read about OVERLAY statement in DFSORT with an INCLUDE condition,

BTW changing claim date? I hope nothing unethical is done. :-)
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Select a record and update with the new value in a
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since You told nothing about the position of the <key> and the data to be changed

we can only hint on the general format of the sort statements to be used

Code:
// ... all the usual SORT jcl statements
//SYSIN DD *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC IFTHEN=(WHEN=(position,lenght,format,EQ,<key data>),OVERLAY=(position:<overlay data>))


searching the dfsort forum with the OvERLAY keyword will give You zillions of examples
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Select a record and update with the new value in a
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Might be a good idea to have a copy of the originals on a seperate tile.
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