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Sort abend,when copying a tape file to DASD file with SB37


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sreeharithag

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:53 am
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I'm trying to copy a tape file to a DASD file. but it's failing with SB37 abend. Please find the jcl i have used for copying and please help me to resolve thiS. Input file LRECL is 8164 and it is VB.

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//STEP01   EXEC PGM=SORT                                     
//SORTIN   DD  DSN=INPUTFILE,DISP=SHR       
//SORTOUT  DD  DSN=OUTPUTFILE,         
//             UNIT=DISK,SPACE=(CYL,(100,100),RLSE),         
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE)                       
//SYSIN    DD  *                                             
  SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
/*                                                           
//SYSOUT DD  SYSOUT=*
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:10 pm
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...but it is failing with SB37 abend ...


what does the manual say about it ?

look at the manual - MVS system codes ( link at top of the page )
and if something is not clear somebody will be glad to explain
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:12 pm
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Have you noticed the button marked "SEARCH" at the top of every page.
There are 94 hits for SB37.
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ashishrw

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:57 am
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try Changing SPACE=(CYL,(100,100),RLSE) to SPACE=(CYL,(3000,3000),RLSE)

3000 + 3000 is what i know maximum you can give. SB37 is space abend. So increasing cylinders might solve it.

Do not forget to code RLSE here, otherwise you will be wasting lots of space here.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:55 am
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Hello,

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3000 + 3000 is what i know maximum you can give.
Just curious - where was this learned?
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GaganGarg

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:15 pm
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3000 + 3000 is what i know maximum you can give


I don't agree with this.
I have created the files with more space e.g. SPACE=(CYL,(4000,9000)) number of times.
The thing here is that while allocating the PRIMARY space ( In any space unit viz. cyl,trks,kilobytes etc) should not go beyond 65535 TRKS. otherwise you will face the issue "PRIMARY SPACE EXCEEDS 65535 TRKS"
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:35 pm
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Hello,

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I don't agree with this.
I don't either. . .

This is why asked where it was learned . . .

Possibly, TS will clarify.

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ashishrw

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:46 pm
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Hi,

maybe this is perticular to mainframe I was using. hence quoted 'what I know'. may not be true for all cases. better option will be to keep on increasing cycles until you get your file (or system does not allow you - jcl error is thrown when a limit is reached) or be smart and put some filter crieterion in sort sysin so only records you are interested in are copied to output file.
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expat

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:01 pm
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ashishrw wrote:
better option will be to keep on increasing cycles until you get your file (or system does not allow you - jcl error is thrown when a limit is reached) or be smart and put some filter crieterion in sort sysin so only records you are interested in are copied to output file.
What on earth are you gabbling on about.

What are cycles - apart from things with two wheels that sort of get you from A to B

Please explain to the forum why it would be smart to select only certain records. Has the OP said that the records can be reduced by selection criteria. Certainly NOT that is written in the original post, so from where did that great idea pop up from icon_rolleyes.gif

ashishrw, unless you can contribute something constructive without making suggestions with reference to points not mentioned by the OP, please DO NOT post. All you do is create confusion and waste bandwidth.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:09 pm
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better option will be to keep on increasing cycles until you get your file
You must be having some Very Human Storage prople! icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:13 pm
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sreeharithag - suggest you post the SYSOUT messages from the failed job to help us to help you.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:04 pm
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Hello,

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maybe this is perticular to mainframe I was using.
Probably not. . . It is possible that some local standard dictates this, but it has nothing to do with "the mainframe".

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sreeharithag - suggest you post the SYSOUT messages from the failed job to help us to help you.
And talking with your storage management people would also be a good thing . . . There may already be a different dataclass/storage group for this type of file on your system.
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