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frozenblood
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: SyncSort syntax error on REFORMAT
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  REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:1,24,?,F2:1,24)                               




What does the ? signify here

It doesnt work for me, i get a syntax error
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply to: COMPARE TWO FILES TO CREATE DELTA FILE
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Please don't tailgate old topic, but post a new question.

Because you have SyncSort, and it is not part of SyncSort.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject:
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This is an old post and you should not be tailgating an old post. Well, said that - "?" is a 'place holder' and will work with DFSort and not with SyncSort; that will use FILL=C'#' as shown here: http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=60629&highlight=

Please note in FILL=C'#' - '#' is symbolic representation here, actually, it can be any character.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject:
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Bill you were again quite fast! icon_smile.gif
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