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Roy Ware

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:46 pm
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Another odd question!

I want to take a 4 byte binary field and convert it into a text field of 8 bytes with each zone and digit as a character. For example, for input I have:

Code:
7DEB
2A9C

and would like to see the output as
Code:
72DAE9BC


Can this be done in SyncSort?
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:52 pm
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This is not "display as a character", but "display as a hexadecimal".

Not in SYNCSORT (and other SORTs, too)
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:17 pm
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Not tested: try to use parameter of OUTREC/OUTFIL:

Code:
 ... BUILD=(...,p,l,TRAN=HEX,...)


If it works OK, let us know, too.
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:46 pm
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Yes, it works
Code:
//TRANHEX  EXEC PGM=SYNCSORT 
//*                           
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*     
//SORTIN   DD  *             
123456789                     
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ   
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz   
//*                           
//SORTOUT  DD  SYSOUT=*       
//*                           
//SYSIN    DD *               
  SORT FIELDS=COPY           
  OUTREC FIELDS=(1,26,HEX)   
  END                         
//*                           

Result:
Code:
----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5--
F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F94040404040404040404040404040404040
C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9D1D2D3D4D5D6D7D8D9E2E3E4E5E6E7E8E9
818283848586878889919293949596979899A2A3A4A5A6A7A8A9
******************************** Bottom of Data ****
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