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vicky10001
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:23 pm    Post subject: SORT Help
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My input file has 100 records like below. Here I need to insert "A" in 5th, 10th 15th........... records but I need to have all records in output. I have to use the Dfsort. let me know if you have any thoughts.

Input input file
1111
2222
3333
4444
5555
6666
7777
8888
9999
1000
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1000

Output file should be
1111
2222
3333
4444
5555
a
6666
7777
8888
9999
1000
a
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SORT Help
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OUTFIL IFTHEN=(WHEN=INIT to assign a one-digit sequence number in an extension to each record. IFTHEN=(WHEN=(logical expression to identify every fifth record and use BUILD=(1,yourlength,/,C'A',yourlength:X), WHEN=NONE for BUILD=(1,yourlength)
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SORT Help
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A better solution has been pointed out to me, using the OUTFIL reporting functions. LINES= says how long a "page" is and TRAILER2 is "printed" at the end of each page.

So, with REMOVECC,LINES=6,TRAILER2='the value you want want' it should be about there.
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject:
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But Bill, if you go with the simpler version, then ANYONE can understand it!
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