Joined: 28 Jan 2013 Posts: 4 Location: Netherlands
I need some help with an interpretation issue I'm having?
Does the information below regard to SORTWKnn data sets only or also to SWnnWKmm, DATAWKnn, DAnnWKmm, STATWK01, ST01WKnn, ST02WKnn data sets?
I can't make it out if the phrase " Sort work data sets" relates to "Sortwork-datasets (SORTWKnn )" or "Work Datasets for DFSort (also SWnnWKmm, DATAWKnn and so on) ". I'm almost sure it is the second interpretation but I need to be completely sure for adjusting the ACS routines.
Sort work data sets cannot span volumes. ....
When assigning a data class, it is important that you turn off the ability to allocate sort work data sets on multiple volumes (either directly defining them preventively as multi-volume or letting space constraint relief expand a data set to multiple volumes). DFSORT can only use the part of the sort work data set that resides on the first volume; all other parts on an additional volume will go unused by DFSOR, which wastes disk space and likely causes SORT CAPACITY EXCEEDED failures.