# Date calculation thru SORT card.

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bshkris

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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:56 pm Hi, I have 2 date feilds in input file. Let say the date feilds starts in below positions Length start pos end pos DATE1 10 308 317 DATE2 10 318 327 I have date1 value 2014-09-23. Now i want to add 9months to date1 and place it in date2 feild. I was able to calculate 1 year to date1 but failed to add 9 months. The below is sort card for adding one year. OUTREC FIELDS=(1,317,318,4,ZD,ADD,+1,EDIT=(TTTT),322,29) the file's total length is 350 bytes, our date feilds exists from 308 to 327 bytes. If any one has idea how to do calculate the 9 months advanced date from given input value by using sort card, please let me know. Appriciate your help. Thanks.
Bill Woodger

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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:31 pm Can you post the sysout from a SORT step (doesn't matter which) so we can see what version you are at?
bshkris

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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:59 pm ********************************* TOP OF DATA ********************************** 1 SYNCSORT FOR Z/OS 1.4.1.0R U.S. PATENTS: 4210961, 5117495 (C) 2010 SYNCS EAST z/OS 1.13.0 SYNCSORT LICENSED FOR LICE SYSIN : SORT FIELDS=COPY INREC OVERLAY=(308:30,10,318:30,10) OUTREC FIELDS=(1,317,318,4,ZD,ADD,+1,EDIT=(TTTT),322,29) OUTREC FIELDS=(1,317,318,4,ZD,ADD,+1,EDIT=(TTTT),322,29) * WER269A OUTREC STATEMENT : DUPLICATE STATEMENT FOUND WER211B SYNCSMF CALLED BY SYNCSORT; RC=0000 WER449I SYNCSORT GLOBAL DSM SUBSYSTEM ACTIVE ******************************** BOTTOM OF DATA ********************************
Bill Woodger

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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:21 pm OK, you have SyncSort, whose questions belong in the JCL forum. You are fairly current with SyncSort. Consult your documentation. You should find DATEADD which is of use to you if you can define "nine months" as a number of days. If not, ask the analyst what is supposed to happen when you add nine months to 31 of May. You need to know, exactly, what "nine months" means. These are computers, they know nothing themselves.
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