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COMMAND TO LEAVE SPACE AT A PARTICULAR COLUMN IN A DATA SET


 
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barajendran1

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:47 pm
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Can anyone please help me by telling a command to leave space at 3rd column of a data set which contains more than 11000 records.
3rd column of that data set has different characters.

While searching for this I came to know about the OO - Overlay command, but with this command I can insert a character at the end of the record.
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GuyC

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:31 pm
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a row has columns = fields
one column has positions

if you want a space on position 3 of a certain column :
Code:
substr(col,1,2) !! ' ' !! substr(col,4)

!! is concat operator here, could be that you have to use || or concat() function

or
Code:
overlay(ctransa,' ', 3,1,octets)

i'm not going to explain OCTETS,CODEUNITS16,CODEUNITS32
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:44 pm
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Hello,

Suspecting that this is an editor question, i've moved this topic to the tso/clist part of the forum.

Had you posted in this part of the forum originally youprobably would have received an editor answer hours ago. . .

Do you want to destroy the current content or shift the data?

If so, use:
Code:
chg all p'=' ' ' 3


If this is not what you are looking for, please clarify.
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rammanu

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:41 am
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I want to shift the data in column 3 to column 4 and put space in column 3
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:25 am
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I want to shift the data in column 3 to column 4 and put space in column 3
Since you posted in the TSO/ISPF section of the forum, the assumption will be you want a TSO solution (instead of a SORT solution or something else). Investigate the BNDS primary command and the right shift line commands in TSO/ISPF Edit.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 9:17 am
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Thank you..It worked :-)
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:50 pm
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After 4½ years of time travel. A solution has been found. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:58 pm
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Terry, I am not the owner of original post :-). I was searching for similar query and found this..
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 1:37 am
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I know. We like to kid about threads that are "resurrected" !
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