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Thilagam Palani

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:40 pm
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hi, ca anyone guide me for the below issue
i have 2 input file
File1 : date file FB
File 2: data file VBA
i want to create o/p file with header date from date file, data and trailer
i have blow icetool,
Code:

TOOLIN DD *
COPY FROM(DATE) TO (TEMPFL1) USING HDR1
COPY FROM(DATA ) TO (TEMPFL1) USING DATA
COPY FROM(TEMPFL1) TO (OUT) USING(TRL1)

HDR1CNTL DD *
INREC FIELDS = (1,5,PD,TO=ZD,LENGTH=8)
OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,8)
DATACNTL DD *
OUTFILE FNAMES=OUT
TRL1CNTL DD *
OUTFILE FNAMES=OUT,REMOVECC,
TRAILER=(1:'TRL')

I am getting error message saying invalid dataset attribute tempfl1 FB
please suggest.
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expat

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:28 pm
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I have inserted the code tags for you. Please learn quickly to use them yourself because it makes things much easier to read.

You need to convert the FB file to a VB file - there are just sooooo many examples on the forum, so have a play with the search facility on the forum.

Also, you will need to post the JCL and output from the failing run so we know exactly what is happening.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:49 pm
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Just use SORT. Two steps. First create a symbol/SYMNAME from the date file. Tiny step, you won't have a chance to notice it running.

Second step, use symbol in HEADER1, use TRALIER1 for the "TRL".

Search the forum for examples of the date-to-symbol.
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