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Harsha1525

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:08 pm
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HI
This is my sort JCL

Code:
//SORT EXEC PGM=SORT                       
Sort input:
aaaaa11
aaaaa33
aaaaa22
My Sort card:
//SYSIN   DD *             
  SORT FIELDS=(01,07,CH,A)
/*       

I am expecting result as:
Code:
aaaaa11
aaaaa22
aaaaa33

But I am getting result as:
Code:
aaaaa11
aaaaa33
aaaaa22

I am in the impression that aaaaa33 greater than aaaaa22. but it is not. I am confused with above result and not sure why my result is different. not sure if I am doing anything silly here
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:15 pm
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what is the record format of Your input file

seems that it is a variable record,
for variable records You should take into account the 4 byte RDW
Code:
SORT FIELDS=(05,07,CH,A)
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Harsha1525

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:11 am
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
what is the record format of Your input file

seems that it is a variable record,
for variable records You should take into account the 4 byte RDW
Code:
SORT FIELDS=(05,07,CH,A)



Hmmm. You are correct.my input file is VB I simply created thru ISPF 3.2 option with out observing the format of referred dataset.this is really silly mistake.thank you for your reply
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