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renzreny

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:44 am
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Hello Seniors:

I've two sequential file of LRECL=80. Each file will always have one record with 'any possible' valid date on it from Col 1 to 8 in YYYYMMDD format. I just need to compare 'month' portion of each dates and set return codes. Possibly two return codes - one for same month scenario or another for different months scenario

Case-1
For example FileOne and FileTwo have following date records. This case month is same and so set return code, say RC=0.

FileOne
20110301

FileTwo
20110331

Case-2
For example FileOne and FileTwo have following date records. This case month is different and so set a different return code, say RC=4.

FileOne
20110301

FileTwo
20110401

I wish I could get this done in SORT rather than writing a new program to do this.

Could someone please suggest a simplest and best way in SORT resulting into 'single JCL step' if possible?

FYI...I would verify these return codes in downstream steps of JCL to perform business processing depends on how RC is. Let's not worry about business processing now.

Thanks!
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:13 am
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Hi,

try this
Code:
//STEP0100 EXEC PGM=SORT                                   
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=*                                     
//INA      DD *                                             
20110301                                                   
//INB      DD *                                             
20110431                                                   
//SORTOUT  DD SYSOUT=*                                     
//SYSIN    DD *                                             
  SORT FIELDS=COPY                                         
  JOINKEYS F1=INA,FIELDS=(05,2,A)                           
  JOINKEYS F2=INB,FIELDS=(05,2,A)                           
  JOIN UNPAIRED                                             
  REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:1,08,?,F2:1,8)                       
  OUTFIL INCLUDE=(9,1,CH,EQ,C'B'),NULLOFL=RC4               
//*                                                         



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saiprasadh

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:14 am
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Hi,

Please use below mentioned SORT card.

Code:
//STEP01  EXEC PGM=SORT                       
//SYSPRINT  DD SYSOUT=*                       
//SYSOUT    DD SYSOUT=*                       
//INPUT1    DD *                             
20110301                                     
/*                                           
//INPUT2    DD *                             
20110431                                     
/*                                           
//SORTOUT   DD SYSOUT=*                       
//SYSIN    DD *                               
   OPTION COPY,NULLOUT=RC4                   
   JOINKEYS F1=INPUT1,FIELDS=(5,02,A)         
   JOINKEYS F2=INPUT2,FIELDS=(5,02,A)         
   REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:1,80)                 
/*                                     
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renzreny

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:23 am
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I'm getting following syntax error. Any thoughts would be of much help

Code:
SYSIN :                                                                       
   OPTION COPY,NULLOUT=RC4                                                     
   JOINKEYS F1=INPUT1,FIELDS=(5,02,A)                                         
            *                                                                 
   JOINKEYS F2=INPUT2,FIELDS=(5,02,A)                                         
            *                                                                 
   REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:1,80)                                                   
WER901I  **WARNING** SYNCSORT 1.3.2.1 WILL EXPIRE IN 36 DAYS                   
WER268A  JOINKEYS STATEMENT: SYNTAX ERROR                                     
WER268A  JOINKEYS STATEMENT: SYNTAX ERROR                                     
WER211B  SYNCSMF  CALLED BY SYNCSORT; RC=0000     
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gcicchet

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:32 am
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Hi,

you are using SYNCSORT and not DFSORT, solutions provided were for DFSORT.

Try this for SYNCSORT
Code:
//STEP01   EXEC PGM=SORT                                                                   
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=*                                   
//SORTJNF1 DD *                                           
20110301                                                 
/*                                                       
//SORTJNF2 DD *                                           
20110431                                                 
/*                                                       
//SORTOUT  DD SYSOUT=*                                   
//SYSIN    DD *                                           
   OPTION COPY,NULLOUT=RC4                               
   JOINKEYS FILE=F1,FIELDS=(5,2,A)                       
   JOINKEYS FILE=F2,FIELDS=(5,2,A)                       
   REFORMAT FIELDS=(F1:1,8,F2:1,8)                       
/*


Gerry
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renzreny

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:16 am
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Thank you gcicchet and saiprasadh. The suggested code worked well for me. icon_biggrin.gif This is the best and smartest way than writing via programming. You guys are amazing. Thanks again for your help and support.
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Regards, renz
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