MAINFRAME - TIP OF THE DAY :
Q. If there is a situation, where we need to code more than 255 steps in a JOB?
A. We need to split jcl into two jcls , at the end of the first jcl check the condition code and initiate the second jcl.
Programmers Voted for below topics. Please Vote for good Posts.
Thank You! for your feedback. Connecting to the server. Please Wait...
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:45 pm Post subject: Sort Multiple file with Diff LRECL's
I have a requirement and I have to do this in different steps, is there any way that we can do this in a single SORT STEP.
1) 11 input files and all are different LRECL.
2) My sort key for all 11 diffferent file are @ different positions.
3) Currently 11 output files are created since I have done it in different steps.
4) Can I merge all the 11 different files, into a single VB file, so that I can avoid space issue. Since I will huge data in my input file.
Below are the file input specifications.
File Name Record Format LRECL Key Field
Inp File1 - FB 100 From 10 - 12
Inp File2 - FB 200 From 110 - 112
Inp File3 - FB 300 From 16 - 18
Inp File4 - FB 400 From 67 - 69
Inp File5 - FB 500 From 34 - 36
Inp File6 - FB 600 From 99 - 101
Inp File7 - FB 700 From 58 - 60
Inp File8 - FB 100 From 87 - 89
Inp File9 - FB 600 From 21 - 23
Inp File10 - FB 300 From 11 - 13
Inp File11 - FB 400 From 44 - 46
My O/p file should be a VB file, and maximum LRECL of 700.
Joined: 18 Feb 2006 Posts: 812 Location: San Jose, CA
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:00 pm Post subject:
For a single SORT, the keys must all be in the same position. Since your keys are in different positions, you would have to create a "normalized" key for each file before you can sort them. For example, you can make a copy of the key from each file after the RDW, the sort on that key, and then revmove it.
You can't do that in a single pass. Of course, you could do it in a single step with multiple passes using DFSORT's ICETOOL. _________________ Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) - email@example.com
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration
=> DFSORT/MVS is on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum