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mkk157

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:22 pm
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I have a VB file of length 104
I would like to keep first 26 characters as it is and then to insert a string 'ABC' at the position and 27

My JCL
Code:
//SORTIN DD DSN=MKK157.INFILE,DISP=SHR
//SORTOUT DD DSN=MKK157.OUTFILE,
//                     DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//                     DCB=(LRECL=105,BLKSIZE=0,RECFM=VB)
//SYSIN DD *
            SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
            OUTREC FIELDS=(5:5,26,31:C'ABC',34:31,74)
/*



Here is the Error Message
Code:
ICE000I 1 - CONTROL STATEMENTS FOR 5650-ZOS, Z/OS DFSORT V2R1  - 08:25 O
            SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
            OUTREC FIELDS=(5:5,26,31:C'ABC',34:31,74)
ICE251A 0 MISSING RDW OR DATA FOR *OUTREC : REASON CODE 02, IFTHEN 0   


Pls suggest me, How to rectify this error?
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expat

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:25 pm
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It's a variable length record, so you need to specify the RDW in the OUTREC statement
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mkk157

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:33 pm
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Hi expat,

I have also tried

Code:
//SYSIN DD *
            SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
            OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,4,5:5,26,31:C'ABC',34:31,74)
/*

But error stays the same.

Code'd
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expat

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:50 pm
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Try
Code:

//SYSIN DD *
  SORT FIELDS=COPY
  OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,4,5:5,26,31:C'ABC',34:31)
/*
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:08 pm
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Just tidying expat's suggestion. Also see here.

Code:
//SYSIN DD *
 SORT FIELDS=COPY
 INREC BUILD=(1,4,5,26,C'ABC',31)


Including the columns just make it confusing when they are unnecessary (data field follows data field) and they are only useful on a BUILD when you want to leave a "gap".

No need to use OUTREC unless you need to...

I don't see how you got the same error when your specified 1:1,4, so perhaps you can paste the sysout for that, please?
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expat

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:19 pm
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It probably wasn't the same error.

The second failure I would guess at being because the length of data from column 31 was included and with this being a VB file then not every record would have the required length of data.

As the OP has now gone quiet ............................
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mkk157

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:03 pm
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Hi expat and Bill,

both the control cards are working well. Thank you very much.
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