Since you ignored all my advice in the last topic, there's not much point in my commenting, is there? :-)
For other readers, it probably makes little difference in a COPY/MERGE operation or in a SORT where the action in the OUTREC is not dependent on the result of the INREC. Sometimes it is convenient to just use an OUTREC rather than rearrange (using IFTHEN) the INREC. Test for large volumes of records.