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by laifas
Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: COBOL
Topic: SORT verb - help
Replies: 12
Views: 16992

Well, I wasn't able to do it exactly as you guys suggested but it helped me to get both of the files sorted the way I needed. I ran aground on the Merge so I'm stuck again. I'm not currently sure if I have my JCL wrong or if its that i'm not retrieving the file sorted by Syncsort right. It could be ...
by laifas
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: SORT verb - help
Replies: 12
Views: 16992

Thanks guys, you've been a huge help. I can only figure its NOT the professor and I am unusually dense where COBOL is concerned.
by laifas
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: SORT verb - help
Replies: 12
Views: 16992

When you have your SD does it need to mirror the input file you are sorting? I still don't see how to reverse the order for the DMY format I need. I also don't see how to make the year into 4 digits. I'm not sure why I keep sticking on this. My prof keeps telling me how 'curious' my code/thinking is...
by laifas
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: SORT verb - help
Replies: 12
Views: 16992

Correct. He wants us to use the COBOL Sort feature. I'm sure it is just for torture, but what can you expect?

Thanks in advance.

Dani
by laifas
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: SORT verb - help
Replies: 12
Views: 16992

SORT verb - help

I am writing an assignment (Mainframe COBOL using MVS) and I need to sort a file without directly using a utility like Syncsort and I'm having trouble with the input procedure. The format of the file is SD B-Sort-File. 01 B-Sort-Record. 05 FirstName Pic X(10). (key2) 05 LastName Pic X(15). (key1) 05...