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Vignesh Sid

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:27 pm
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Hi all,

I a trying to convert a VBA file to FB by extracting only selective records.

Input file: RECFM=VBA;LRECL= 125;

Code:

NONVSAM ------- XX.W.TOTALS.OUTPUT


Output file: RECFM=FB;LRECL= 26;
XX.W.TOTALS.OUTPUT

I used the below sort card:

Code:

  SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
  OUTFIL FNAMES=SORTOUT,INCLUDE=(5,7,CH,EQ,C'NONVSAM'),VTOF,
  BUILD=(1:18,26)                                           


But I get an empty output file. Could anyone let me know for your thoughts!

Thanks,
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expat

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:02 pm
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Why not show the sysout and give us a clue ? - - - No info = less help

But as your control statements look OK I would guess that the location of the selection may be off
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guptae

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:05 pm
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Hello Viky,

It should work.. I did not see any issue here ...unless file is not variable length.

Let us know your findings.
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Vignesh Sid

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:06 pm
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Thank you expat and Guptae. Yes the location for the selection did not give me results.
I changed the code as follows and got the desired result.
Code:

SORT FIELDS=COPY                                           
  OUTFIL FNAMES=SORTOUT,INCLUDE=(6,7,CH,EQ,C'NONVSAM'),VTOF,
  BUILD=(1:22,26)   


Thanks again for confirming that the syntax is correct!

Regards,
Viky.
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Garry Carroll

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:12 pm
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I suspect the offset is not allowing for the "A" in VBA - which is the ANSI control character in the first column of the report. Try offset 6 rather than 5 (RDW + ANSI control = 5) for the 'NONVSAM'.

Garry.
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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:46 pm
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If you are attempting to process the LISTCAT output to extract a data set name, you could also override the output RECFM/LRECL in the LISTCAT step to DCB=(LRECL=80,RECFM=FB..., so you dont have to convert it later on, and you have the required data within those positions.
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