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Delete the last 2 records from the file

 
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ramankapoor

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Delete the last 2 records from the file
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I am trying to delete the last 2 records from the file where as file contail total 4 records.

The jcl i am using is above and its giving abend to me pls suggest:

//STEP010 EXEC PGM=SORT
//SORTIN DD DSN=APASPUB.SORT.PS4,DISP=SHR
//SORTOUT DD DSN=APASPUB.SORT.PS5,
// DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
// SPACE=(CYL,(1,1),RLSE)
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN DD *
SORT FIELDS=COPY,
COUNT(2)
/*


//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*
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Rupesh.Kothari

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Delete the last 2 records from the file
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Hi,

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The jcl i am using is above and its giving abend to me pls suggest:


Please provide us the Abend log...

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Rupesh
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ramankapoor

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Here is the Abend code :
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Code:

1 - CONTROL STATEMENTS FOR 5740-SM1, DFSORT REL 14.0 - 01:19 ON WED MAR
       SORT FIELDS=COPY,                                               
       COUNT(2)                                                         
       $                                                               
0 INVALID SORT OR MERGE STATEMENT OPERAND                               
3 END OF DFSORT
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject:
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COUNT(2) is not a valid parameter. If you want to keep just the first two records, the correct syntax is:

Code:

   OPTION COPY,STOPAFT=2


Make sure you have at least one blank before OPTION.
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