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rkarthik22

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:47 am
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Hi all,

I am merging 9 files in to one using the below JCL.

Code:
//STEP001 EXEC PGM=SORT                                       
//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=I                                       
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=*                                       
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                                       
//SORTIN  DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT1,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT2,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT3,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT4,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT5,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT6,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT7,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT8,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT9,   
//           DISP=SHR                                         
//*                                                     
//SORTOUT DD DSN=FINAL.FILE,
//*          DISP=SHR                                   
//           DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=153,BLKSIZE=0),         
//           DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),                   
//           SPACE=(CYL,(8500,5500),RLSE)               
//*                                                     
//SYSIN    DD *                                         
  SORT FIELDS=COPY                                       
/*             


Each file (Actually these are splitted files) having records of 100,000,000 and the last one (9th file) has 51142574 records.

Already i am allocating maximum space in cylinders

When submitting a job i got ABEND S837. Can anyone please help me to sort this out?!

Code:

QW S837                                                                     
                                                                         
Explanation:  The error occurred at an end-of-volume for a sequential data
set. This system completion code is accompanied by message IEC028I. Refer
to the explanation of message IEC028I for complete information about the 
task that was ended and for an explanation of the return code (rc in the 
message text) in register 15.     
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:44 am
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Hello,

More descriptive diagnostic information is in the "next" place you look - the IEC028I message.

At the top of the page is a link to "IBM Manuals" Among them is the z/OS System Messages. You want volume VII i believe.

If the problem is not clear with that info, post your actual diagnostic info and someone whould be able to clarify.

These aren't by chance input tape files? If they are, that posted jcl will require 9 tape drives and someone from operations may come looking for you to cause damage icon_smile.gif

If these are tape files, consider using unit=aff for all but the first input file.
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:02 am
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Hi,

the reason code wouldn't happen to be an 08 ?

I believe you need a vol count so that the dataset can span across more than 1 volume.


Gerry
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:14 am
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Hi,

if my calculations are correct, you will need a total of 175000 cyls of space.


Gerry
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:31 pm
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Wow, that's just under 6 3390-27's

Hope you have understanding storage people icon_lol.gif
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rkarthik22

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:54 pm
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Hi all,

Abend resolved. I used dynamic Allocation.

Code:
//xxxxxxxx JOB (xxxx,C),'MERGING FILES',                   
//    CLASS=0,MSGCLASS=U,NOTIFY=&SYSUID                               
//*                                                                   
// SET    UNIT='SYSALLDA',                                             
//        SPACE='(CYL,(8500,8500),RLSE)',                             
//        VOL='(,,,70)',                                               
//        DATACLAS='DCCOMP',                                           
//        SYSOUT='*',                                                 
//        SYSOUTI='I'                                                 
//****************************************************************     
//* THIS IS TO MERGE THE SPLIT FILES                                   
//****************************************************************     
//**                                                                   
//PS0100   EXEC PGM=SORT,                                             
//    PARM='DYNALLOC=(SYSDA,24),HIPRMAX=OPTIMAL,VSCORE=16M,VSCORET=64M'
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=*                                                 
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                                                 
//SORTIN  DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT1,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT2,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT3,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT4,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT5,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT6,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT7,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT8,DISP=SHR     
//        DD DSN=FILE.SPLIT9,DISP=SHR     
//*                                                                   
//SORTOUT DD DSN=FINAL.FILE,
//*          DISP=SHR                                   
//           DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),                   
//           DCB=*.SORTIN,SPACE=&SPACE,                 
//           DATACLAS=&DATACLAS,VOL=&VOL                 
//*                                                     
//SYSIN    DD *                                         
  SORT FIELDS=COPY                                       
/*           


Job ran through fine...
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:26 pm
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Hello,

Quote:
Abend resolved. I used dynamic Allocation.
Why do you believe this now uses "dynamic allocation". . . ?
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:32 am
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Hi Gerry,

If karthik won't say it, I will:

"Thanks for your help, your suggestion worked."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:44 am
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Thanks Jack



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mmwife

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:49 am
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BTW, Karthik, do you know you requested a max of 9 million 520 thousand CYLs of direct access space with your &SPACE and &VOL params for SORTOUT?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:30 am
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Jack, actually the request wouldn't go that high. The limit is 59 disk volumes for a single data set, so I suspect attempting to allocate the 60th volume would cause an abend. Also, unless running z/OS 1.10 with large data sets (which I think is controlled by SMS -- although I haven't checked that for sure), there's a limit of 65,535 tracks per volume so allocating 8500 cylinders won't work, either.

I suspect the site ACS routines are correcting these issues to prevent the otherwise expected abend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:38 am
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Dynamically. . .

Now, i see. . . icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:22 pm
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Hi Robert,

You're right; I forgot about the 56 vol limit. But he did request 9 Mil. icon_smile.gif.
I thought though, that SMS would accept your o'ride and let the chips fall.
As you say, that's probably site dependant.
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