New DFSORT/ICETOOL Features (July, 2008)

In this Mainframe Forum - You can post your queries on DFSORT, ICETOOL , SyncSort & JCL Utilities

Moderators: Frank Yaeger, Moderator Group

Post Reply
User avatar
Frank Yaeger
Posts: 812
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:45 am
Location: San Jose, CA

New DFSORT/ICETOOL Features (July, 2008)

Post by Frank Yaeger » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:48 pm

PTF UK90013 for z/OS DFSORT V1R5 (July, 2008) provides important enhancements to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL for find and replace (FINDREP), group operations (WHEN=GROUP); sorting data between headers and trailers (DATASORT); keeping or removing the first n records, last n records and/or specific relative records (SUBSET); selecting the first n duplicate records (SELECT with FIRST(n) and FIRSTDUP(n)); splicing with non-blank fields (SPLICE with WITHANY); displaying and writing counts (DISPLAY with COUNT, EDCOUNT, BCOUNT and EDBCOUNT, and COUNT with ADD, SUB, WRITE, TEXT, DIGITS, EDCOUNT and WIDTH); reports with multiple and multipart titles (DISPLAY and OCCUR with TITLE, TLEFT and TFIRST); reports without carriage control characters (DISPLAY and OCCUR with NOCC); additional defaults (BLKSIZE for DUMMY, SKIP=0L for SECTIONS, and SORTOUT=ddname for FNAMES); easier migration from other sort products, and more.

For complete details on these new features, see my "User Guide for DFSORT PTF UK90013" paper (sortugpf.pdf) at: ... g3T7000085
Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) -
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration
=> DFSORT/MVS is on the Web at

Post Reply


Free tutorials from mainframegurukul
  • JCL Tutorial
    Covers all important JCL concepts.
  • Cobol Tutorial
    This tutorials covers all Cobol Topics from STRING to COMP-3.
  • DB2 Tutorial
    DB2 Tutorial focuses on DB2 COBOL Programming.
  • SORT Tutorial
    This Tutorial covers all important aspects of DFSORT with examples
  • CICS Tutorial
    This CICS tutorial covers CICS concepts and CICS Basics, CICS COBOL Programming.
Mainframe Interview questions

Other References
Mainframe Tools and others