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pjnithin

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: BUILD Function
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Can you explain me what are the advantage of Build function over INREC or OUTREC in sort untility.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject:
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DFSORT's BUILD parameter can be used for INREC, OUTREC, OUTFIL and IFTHEN. The advantage is simplicity.

For the INREC and OUTREC statements, the BUILD parameter is identical to the FIELDS parameter. For the OUTFIL statement, the BUILD parameter is identical to the OUTREC parameter. The reason I added BUILD to DFSORT is to have ONE parameter you can use for INREC, OUTREC, OUTFIL and IFTHEN. So instead of remembering to use FIELDS for INREC, FIELDS for OUTREC, and OUTREC for OUTFIL, you can just use BUILD for all of them, as well as for IFTHEN. Likewise, you can use OVERLAY for INREC, OUTREC, OUTFIL and IFTHEN.
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