If we specify an item that extends the output record beyond the end of the input record, we have to manually identify the value of LRECL, which brings the JCL subject to change whenever LRECL is differed.
Does DFSORT provide a system variable or function to identify the value of LRECL in programming?
So, you want to extend your fixed-length record an instead of specifying literalvalue: you want to specify somethingfancythatDFSORTsupplies:
c: Specifies the output position (column) to be overlaid. If you do not
specify c: for the first item, it defaults to 1:. If you do not specify c:
for any other item, it starts after the previous item. You can specify
items in any order and overlap output columns. c can be 1 to
If you can describe a bit more about the problem this causes you, there may be suggestions to work around it.