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Anbutheone

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:36 am
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Hi All,

I have a requirement to copy a file after replacing all the jink charecters present in the file.

We came to a conclusion that anything less than hex value X'40' is junk. and if any field contains such data, the next step in our job is abending.

So we want to replace all the fields with the value less than x'40' to spaces (X'40').

Is there any way to do it otherthan adding a COBOL program?

i checked in FileAid, but in this, itseems we cannot replace a charecter unless if we know the exact position or the exact value.

Thanks in advance.
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:01 pm
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Hi,

here is a FILEAID that will do what you asked for
Code:
//STEP0001 EXEC PGM=FILEAID                                             
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*                                                 
//DD01     DD DSN=input-file                                           
//DD01O    DD DSN=output-file                                           
//SYSIN    DD *                                                         
$$DD01 COPYALL OUT=0,                                                   
 EA=(001,0,X'3F,3E,3D,3C,3B,3A,39,38,37,36,35,34,33,32,31,30',X'40'),   
 EA=(001,0,X'2F,2E,2D,2C,2B,2A,29,28,27,26,25,24,23,22,21,20',X'40'),   
 EA=(001,0,X'1F,1E,1D,1C,1B,1A,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10',X'40'),   
 EA=(001,0,X'0F,0E,0D,0C,0B,0A,09,08,07,06,05,04,03,02,01,00',X'40')   
//*                                                                     


Gerry
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Anbutheone

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:04 pm
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Thanks Gerry.

I will try this.
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