Hi all, we use parallel processing in a number of our JCL's. Where the output is used against a specific table, we would choose the output 'split' based on the table partitioning ranges.
However, I have a series of jobs which run in parallel where we don't care so much about what goes in to each file, but what I would like to do is find a way of splitting the input into even sized output files.
The number of records incoming daily will vary by a huge amount, so if I just use STARTREC and ENDREC it would mean on low volume days, I wouldn't be using all of the output files, and therefore not making the most of my parallel executions.
If there was a way I could dynamically spread the records across the outputs so they were all about even, it would allow the shortest possible execution time.
Is there any such functionality in DFSORT/ICETOOL?