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raajan_p

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:54 am    Post subject: Regarding SORT FIELDS=
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Hi All,

I am having a problem while sorting out an input file.

My input file contains the following details

ROCK 1.20
RAM 11.30
SAM 12.10
TOM 4.60
JIM 8.60
TIM 22.40

i want to sort based on the numbers. so i gave the sort fields as

SORT FIELDS=(6,5,FI,A)

then i found that the output file looks like

ROCK 1.20
RAM 11.30
SAM 12.10
TIM 22.40
TOM 4.60
JIM 8.60

which is not correct.

i also tried using SORT FIELDS=(6,5,CH,A), but the result was same.

please let me know what format should i use so that i can get the output in proper sorted order. that is

ROCK 1.20
TOM 4.60
JIM 8.60
RAM 11.30
SAM 12.10
TIM 22.40

i cannot edit the contents of the input file.

Raajan.
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Frank Yaeger

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Joined: 15 Feb 2005
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Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject:
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I need to know exactly what your input records look like. You didn't use ubb codes so it's very hard to tell. I tried to put the ubb codes in for you, but still couldn't tell what the data actually looks like. Please show your input records with a b for each blank between the two columns so I can see what the data actually looks like. Something like:

ROCKb1.20
RAMbb11.30
...

or whatever it actually looks like. Then I'll be able to help you.
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raajan_p

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Regarding SORT FIELDS=
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hi Frank,

the input file looks like

Code:

ROCKb1.20
RAMbb11.30
SAMbb12.10
TOMbb4.60
JIMbb8.60
TINbb22.40


Hope you are able to understand. please let me know if you require any other info in this regard.

thanks,
raajan
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject:
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Yes, that helps. You can use the following DFSORT SORT statement to do what you asked for:

Code:

  SORT FIELDS=(6,5,UFF,A)


You'll need z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UQ95214 or DFSORT R14 PTF UQ95213 (Dec, 2004) in order to use DFSORT's UFF format. Only DFSORT has this function, so if you don't have DFSORT, you won't be able to use it. If you do have DFSORT, but you don't have the Dec, 2004 PTF, ask your System Programmer to install it (it's free). For complete details on all of the new DFSORT and ICETOOL functions available with the Dec, 2004 PTF, see:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/pdug/
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