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When you specified V for RECFM parameter, LRECL value is largest record in the file plus 4 bytes. These four bytes contain the actual length of each variable length record in the file
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That's a very indirect way to get a trailer record with the count, and the way it's set up it won't give you any output records when there are no input records. You can use the more direct method of using DFSORT's TRAILER1 and COUNT parameters, which will give you a record with a count of 0 when there are no input records. Here's a DFSORT job that will do what you asked for:
If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:
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