DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks. In a perfect world, data columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display. Records 31 – 40 Smart DFSORT TricksJuly, DFSORT Web Site For papers, online books, news, tips, examples and more, visit the DFSORT website at URL. TABLE OF CONTENTS FEW USEFUL TRICKS USING DFSORT AND DFSORT and ICETOOL have lot of uses in Mainframe application. discussed here.

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Earlier overlays can be seen by later overlays. Select the orders on computer books: Example of file lay trickz Splitting the records dynamicall with certain logic. Your help is highly appreciated!!

In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe. We’ll introduce you to the hardware and peripherals. Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs. What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend.

So in case of split, a member should not be present in two different files. DFSORT and amazing new data trickks tricks In a perfect world, data columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display.


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Last but not least run the following job and show us the complete sysout which will help us determine the level of DFSORT you are running.

The problem I have is that people can explain dcsort quickly but I can only comprehend slowly. Let’s establish an input file BOOK.

For eg While splitting the file for a member, all record types should be present in a single file. If we declare 12 output files max and if the record count is low, how to handle unused output files? Vfsort are groups of records identified?

If you do need help then please provide us with the following. To many people who are thrown to work at a mainframe computer on their first job, they feel lost.

IBM MAINFRAME: DFSORT for placing duplicate records in a separate file.

Otherwise, you can set a maximum number of output datasets, and remove any “empty” ones after the step. Total order costs breakup by subject-area: Select the orders that are 90 days and older: Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy. In this case there would be 11 output files 4 A member present in a file can have many record types, for eg A,B,C.


Show us what you have tried so far. Try with that approach and lets us know if you are having trouble with that. Overlay specific parts of records Parse delimited fields Justify data Test for numeric data Handle numeric values that have separators and decimal points Conversion triicks another format Reformat different records in different ways Add sequence numbers In this article, I will share some of trricks favourite DFSORT tricks.

But here, in the real world, data can get unorderly and messy!

International readers based in the US and other countries can click here to purchase the e-book. We’ll also talk about the different people who work on a mainframe.

We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe.