Is there a way to use icetool to check to see if a file is empty or not. If the file is not empty, then i want to do skip some of the records and copy a certain number of records. I would like to do all this in one step.
If file1 is empty
set return code to 04
skip(20000) count(30000) to file2
If you want RC=4 instead of RC=12, you can use two steps instead of one step. The first step would have the COUNT operator with RC4. The second step would have the COPY operator. You could use JCL checking (e.g. IF) in the second step to decide whether to run or bypass the step based on the RC=0 or RC=4 from the first step.