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SYMNAMES in SORT card

 
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tvinodkumar7

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: SYMNAMES in SORT card
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Hi,

I have requirement to retrieve records with current date.

step1 : Retrieved date from my date file using easytrieve as below

//TODAYDT EXEC EZTPCLGO
//DATEIN DD DSN=DATEFILE,DISP=SHR
//DATEOUT DD DSN=TODAY.DATE.PSFILE,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
// DCB=(LRECL=5,BLKSIZE=0,RECFM=FB,DSORG=PS),
// SPACE=(TRK,(1,1),RLSE),UNIT=SYSDA
//SYSIN DD *
FILE DATEIN VS
D-TODAY 16 5 P
FILE DATEOUT
OUT-TODAY-DT 1 5 P
JOB INPUT(NULL)
GET DATEIN
OUT-TODAY-DT = D-TODAY
PUT DATEOUT
STOP

now the file TODAY.DATE.PSFILE of length 5 is have current date.

//STEP001 EXEC PGM=SORT
//SORTIN DD DSN=TODAY.DATE.PSFILE,DISP=SHR
//SYMNAMES DD *
TODAYDT,'TODAY.DATE.PSFILE'
/*


I have to use the above value TODAYDT in the below sort step(WHEN) to build my records with current date.

SORT FIELDS=(1,18,CH,A)
OUTFIL IFTHEN=(WHEN=
(19,2,CH,EQ,C'10',AND,
210,1,CH,EQ,C'2',AND
265,05,PD,EQ,TODAYDT),
BUILD=(1:1,45))

How can I use the SYMNAMES? Please suggest.

TIA
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Smita.t2

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SYMNAMES in SORT card
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Is the check always going to be Current Date?
If so, you can eliminate the eztrieve program and just have one sort step to extract the records using DATE Operand.
I cannot test it right now, please try and let us know if it works.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SYMNAMES in SORT card
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No. It is a sensible system which uses a date file, not relying on the system date which, daily, changes at the most inopportune moments.

tvinodkumar7,

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to format the symbol in the Easytrieve Plus program. LRECL 80, REFCM FB.
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