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c_mayur

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Format records using sort
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My file looks like this

Code:
PRL001  ,06/07/2014,03/05/2014
PRL002  ,06/10/2014,01/31/2014
PRL001  ,06/07/2014,02/06/2014
PRL002  ,06/09/2014,03/14/2014


Need to format the file to have output like this

Code:
06/07/2014,PRL001  ,03/05/2014
06/10/2014,PRL002  ,01/31/2014
06/07/2014,PRL001  ,02/06/2014
06/09/2014,PRL002  ,03/14/2014
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply to: Format records using sort
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It is a simple BUILD on INREC. Specify the start/length of each input field, in the order you want them on the output. Done.

What is the problem you've had? Did you try to use OVERLAY instead of BUILD? You'd need an extra field. If that means extending the record, you'll have the equivalent of a BUILD anyway, with extra messing about.
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Abid Hasan

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply to: Format records using sort
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Hello,

Please read on OUTFIL in DFSORT, this link gives ample examples on the usage of the same; and here is the link for the DFSORT Application Programming Guide which should help you work out the parameter definitions.
This task can be easily achieved by reformatting records using OUTFIL.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply to: Format records using sort
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The records could be reformatted in INREC, OUTREC or OUTFIL. If OUTREC or OUTFIL aren't otherwise required, I always use INREC.
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Abid Hasan

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Format records using sort
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Completely agree Bill, INREC being the better choice, because of the DFSORT processing hierarchy.
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