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johnnymossin

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 pm
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I trying to select some records from a ascii encoded dataset.

this is working:

INCLUDE COND=(1,5,CH,EQ,X'3031323334')

I was guessing that this should be the same, but does not select any records:

INCLUDE COND=(1,5,AC,EQ,C'01234')

maybe AC format does not work like this. but this example is very simplified, and I could really use the extra space pr line, that a C'' would give, rather than be forced to use X''.
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sergeyken
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:42 pm
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1. Print your ACTUAL input field to verify this:
Code:
 BUILD=(1,5,HEX,...)


2. According to SORT manual, in your INCLUDE/OMIT statements the format AC can be compared only to AC, and nothing else.
Sometimes reading the manual could help.

3. AC format definition: EBCDIC characters are translated to their ASCII equivalent before merging (and whatever else). Your understanding is just opposite to this definition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:56 pm
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thanx for a very fast answer.

I did read the manual, and saw the matrix on include cond formats.

and I guessed as much, I just posted the question to be sure, since I could really use the extra space pr line.

and if AC can't be compare to C'01234', sort might have given me an error msg.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm
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johnnymossin wrote:

and if AC can't be compare to C'01234', sort might have given me an error msg.

This is not syntax error, there is no error message.

This is logical error in your algorithm. Same as
Code:
x = 100;
y = 0;
z = x / y;

There is no compiler error message, but the result will be not what you might expect...
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 pm
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www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLTBW_2.2.0/com.ibm.zos.v2r2.icea100/sorcst.htm
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The AC format sequences EBCDIC data using the ASCII collating sequence shown in Appendix D. For example, if AC is used with ascending sequence, the EBCDIC numbers (0-9) will collate before the EBCDIC uppercase letters (A-Z) which in turn will collate before the EBCDIC lowercase letters (a-z).
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