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Puspojit

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Syncsort Syntax Error
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We have a job that executes everynight in QA and Production for over an year now. Last night, I see the job went down in QA due to a syntax error on one of the SORT steps. Here's the job log.

I retested it in Test region and it works fine but in QA, I get the below issue. Can anyone please advise?

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SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS  1.4.1.0R    U.S. PATENTS: 4210961, 5117495   (C) 2010 SYNC
                                                      z/OS   1.12.0         
SYSIN :                                                                     
      SORT FIELDS=COPY                                                       
      INCLUDE COND=(31,19,ZD,GT,00000000000000.0000,AND,                     
                                *                                           
                    253,3,CH,EQ,C'M')                                       
WER268A  INCLUDE STATEMENT : SYNTAX ERROR                                   
WER211B  SYNCSMF  CALLED BY SYNCSORT; RC=0000                               
WER449I  SYNCSORT GLOBAL DSM SUBSYSTEM ACTIVE 



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply to: Syncsort Syntax Error
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I don't believe that the decimal point is allowable in the ZD format, at least according to the product manual.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply to: Syncsort Syntax Error
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If it fell over for the first time last night, then something was changed yesterday. Old job, old step, old Control Cards, or something changed.

A decimal point in an INCLUDE makes no sense, as SORT does not have any way of knowing decimal places, except fo rthe programmer coding it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject:
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On comparing the QA and Production job logs, I see Production is running against SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS 1.3.2.1R but in QA , apparently, they upgraded to SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS 1.4.1.0R last night.

In Production, decimal works fine but in QA(the new release)...it is running to issues. Maybe that explains why this issue was noticed in QA all on a sudden last night.

Looks like the new release is not compatible to the syntax that was working fine in older release ?? Or maybe there is still something that I am overlooking in the job logs......

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you call Syncsort Support and tell them what happened.

This is most likely something they are aware of.

FWIW - i tried your control statements on a z/OS 1.13 Syncsort 1.4 system and it failed just as yours.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject:
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