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by NicC
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: JCL
Topic: ICETOOL SPLICE for comparing datasets and show modified rec?
Replies: 2
Views: 3308

SPLICE is not a JCL keyword or parameter. Please post in the correct section of the forum, DFsort section in this case, in future.
by NicC
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: use of parm keyword in mainframes
Replies: 2
Views: 3542

Please show what yoiu are referring to. And what is it to do with COBOL? Any executable program, whatever its source language, gets linked.
by NicC
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: JCL
Topic: Compare two PS files
Replies: 2
Views: 3936

You do NOT want to sort anything! If the files are meant to match exactly then sorting them could hide a problem. The simplest way would be to use SUPERC. If they match then you do not have the problem of the limited display length of SUPERC. If they do not match then you can SUPERC them again (seve...
by NicC
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: OTHER SUBJECTS
Topic: How to improve batch program designing skills?
Replies: 2
Views: 4543

Look up Jackson Structured Design.
by NicC
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: COBOL
Topic: Cobol
Replies: 3
Views: 3578

I think you probably have better places to ask this question within your organisation. Said organisation is not so keen on their employees asking questions on the net - they should be answering them. Also, get your forum id changed - you should never put your email address out there for everyone to...
by NicC
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: ASSEMBLER
Topic: Assembly and DB2
Replies: 1
Views: 4943

As stated in another forum you need to get you SQL statements converted into assembler statements. This is done by invoking the relevant DB2 pre-processor. This is normally built in to the relevant procedure. If you do not know which it is ask you system programmers or someone else in your organisat...
by NicC
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: DFSORT , ICETOOL & Utilities
Topic: Removing last "column" in a ";"-separate
Replies: 4
Views: 3900

I believe it is changing the obvious to 18 as one wants to drop the last ';' and DO=4 should have been DO=3. Correspondingly the SHIFT=LEFT should be for 1,250 as it is required to drop the last field, 5 bytes, and the preceding ';', 1 byte. 5+1 = 6 bytes dropped and 5X becomes 6X.
by NicC
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: IMS/DC
Topic: Simple BTSIN file for test yields U1001
Replies: 3
Views: 10063

You missed posting in at least one forum but you have now wasted my time twice and I still a a forum or two to go.
by NicC
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: JCL
Topic: TBEXEC Utiliy
Replies: 1
Views: 2653

Is TBEXEC a TableBase utility? If so, it is proprietary information and it is definitely not JCL related. There is a catch-all part of the forum. Anyway, you should allow your security software to implement security not an application program (although it is probably quite simple within an applicati...
by NicC
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: COBOL
Topic: FTP of Windows TXT file to Mainframe
Replies: 1
Views: 2284

Not exactly a COBOL question.
You will have to unpack the data and transfer as plain text.
by NicC
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: JCL
Topic: Sending SMS from mainframe application
Replies: 1
Views: 2486

I would suggest that you ask your support for the reason that they should know and, if special softwre is needed they would need to install it (and someone would have to pay for it!).
by NicC
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: COBOL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Topic: Inspect
Replies: 9
Views: 12504

Please do not post the same question on multiple forums. I have locked the other one that I found.
by NicC
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: JCL
Topic: Need for an idea to create an loop
Replies: 1
Views: 2150

A) Split the FTP into it's own step. That way you do not have to worry about restarts and any downstream jobs can carry on.
B) Assuming this is a production job, update the run documentation to say 'try up to 3 times before calling support'
by NicC
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: JCL
Topic: Change the input name of the PS file in JCL dynamically
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

I assume 'ur' really means 'your'.

I have only used OPC (now TWS) and that was eons ago. As I said - speak to your scheduling people.
by NicC
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: DB2 SQL - DB2 PROGRAMMING
Topic: SQL queries in mainframe
Replies: 1
Views: 2670

What part do you have difficulty with? Writing the SQL or executing it? Have you been on an SQL course?