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Hritam

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Regarding SORT in COBOL
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Hi all,
I have one query regarding sort in COBOL:
"How many Max files we can sort inside a cobol program? & how to get that particular figure i.e the mathematical calculation for that?"
Please let me know if anyone have clear idea about this.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Regarding SORT in COBOL
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i think we can use 3273 DD statements for an EXEC statement. so we can use 3272 files at a time for a program that uses SORT statement. It all depends how many we use as input, output, work file.


corrections welcomed.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject:
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Ok actually I thought of other way. As we need 3 Sort Work files(min) for each Sort in Cobol and we can have 100 sortwork files at max(0-99) in a Step, so the Max files that can be sort in one Cobol program is 33(100/3).I am not sure though. Let me know if anyone think other way.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject:
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hritam question is something else.......i appreciate ur understanding but
i think gowtham is correct
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