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rikdeb

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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Hi ..
I was just trying out to use symbolic paramter in syncsort in the below jcl
Code:

//   SET DT='A'
//PSTP0040 EXEC PGM=SORT,PARM='JP1"&D"'
//SYSOUT    DD SYSOUT=*
..
//SYSIN     DD *         
                         
  SORT FIELDS=COPY       
  INCLUDE=(80,1,CH,EQ,JP1)


but getting error
Code:

   INCLUDE=(80,1,CH,EQ,JP1)               
                       *                   
 WER131I  PARM FIELD ERROR - JP1"&D"       
 WER268A  OUTFIL STATEMENT  : SYNTAX ERROR


I am using SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS 1.4.0.1 , and i read in google that it supports the use of JP parameter. Could you please advice if the syntax is wrong or any other issue.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply to: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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Despite what you have found, I don't think SyncSort supports the resolution of PARM information to control cards.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply to: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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hi.. this is the link..
http://community.syncsort.com/group/mainframe-mfx/forum/topics/any-plans-by-syncsort-to-add-the-jpn-functionality-using-jcl
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject:
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Oughtn't you to SET D rather than DT, or alternatively use DT in the parameter?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply to: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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I suggest that you re-read that item FULLY. You will then understand where you are going wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply to: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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Sorry for that.. My mistake. Got the below error now
Code:
   INCLUDE=(80,1,CH,EQ,JP1)               
                       *                 
 WER131I  PARM FIELD ERROR - JP1"A"       
 WER268A  OUTFIL STATEMENT  : SYNTAX ERROR
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply to: Regarding symbolic paramter usage in syncsort
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OK, the link looks good but as Nic said, re-read the item in the link, and review against what you've told us.

Might you have it? Include //SYMNOUT DD SYSOUT=* and post the full sysout from that and the step itself, please.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:12 am    Post subject:
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Bill, I might be wrong but JPn is not supported by Syncsort as they way it does by DFSORT.
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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject:
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rikdeb,

The link says JPn parm options are available with Syncsort MFX for z/OS Release 1.4.2.0 and you have Syncsort MFX for z/OS Release 1.4.0.1.
You may try the same test when your Syncsort gets upgraded to have this additional features.
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