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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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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:22 pm Post subject:
UFF stands for unsigned free form and M11 would tell SORT to use leading zeros, e.g. 27 would be displayed as '0000000027'. DFSORT has 27 edit masks as well as an EDIT parameter that lets you design your own masks. _________________ Regards,
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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:30 pm Post subject:
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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