DFSORT/ICETOOL: Hi All, I have two VSAM Files as Input, When I am trying to SORT with ‘PGM=SORT’ & ‘PGM=ICETOOL’, I am getting a. But i see the LOG and i Note that ICETOOL, use however the input file two times. i beleived that ICETOOL use the input-file one time to write two. Hi,I got a scenario to write a jcl to sort the two files and write the matched and unmatched records into 2 different files using ICETOOL utility.

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Mainframe, MVS & zOS Discussion

Suppose, you would icetkol to insert at the end of each record the current date and timestamp. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed. We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. All 01 level items are aligned on double wor List indicates the output dataset.

How to convert packed decimal to zoned decim Find out the total size of a database File-Aid: Note that 1st column is occupied by the printing carriage control character. Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely used in mainframes by system programmers and application developers to achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data.


It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces. Also note that both the titles are printed. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS.

Mainframe Tips, Tricks And Tutorials: Difference between SYNCSORT and DFSORT

We’ll introduce you to the hardware and peripherals. What does one understand by the phrase — Formatting of Output Records?

Post as a guest Name. Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names.

How to debug non-terminal, MQ triggered pro The string within is also printed before the value is printed. TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Only a member of this blog may post a comment. In the output report, you are asked to display only the name of the Insurance Agent and the Sales Figure. In general, a site has only one sort product since most sites don’t want to pay for 2 sort products. If you want to fill in blanks in the last field, you use the maimframe c: Overriding system date in the JCL List of commonly encountered abends Find out the value of a field in the Abend-aid dum Setting color of a field Dynamically File-Aid: Numeric fields with usage COMP: Posted by cobolbasics at All unique records will be copied to another datasets.


Formatting Output Records – DFSORT Tutorial – Mainframes

Note the format is decided as follows: Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file. That is the values that appear only once. Plans and packages ISPF: Used to copy selected parts of a JCL.