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Generating an o/p file with dummy i/p file

 
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wiprov

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Generating an o/p file with dummy i/p file
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Hi,

I have to generate an output file, such that it contains current date and time in that....Hence i have given,

Code:

SORT FIELDS=COPY                   
OUTREC FIELDS=(1:DATE1,TIME2,X)


And the sort card is working properly.
But to generate this output file, we might not require any input file.
When i tried giving DD DUMMY/NULLFILE, it is not writing any record to the output file.
Hence, i have given a dummy input file with a single record.

Can you please let me know, is there any way out to handle this situation?
(generating this output, without using an input file)...

Kindly let me know, if you need any additonal info. Thanks.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Generating an o/p file with dummy i/p file
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First you have to toss coins in here and read.

Second, instead of using OUTREC BUILD, use OUTFIL and HEADER1 or TRAILER1. They will be produced when there is no data on an OUTFIL group, so you will get data from an empty input dataset.
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mistah kurtz

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject:
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Other than what Bill said, you can try this:
Code:
//SORTIN   DD DUMMY,DCB=(RECFM=F,LRECL=80)
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