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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Otherwise, you can set a maximum number of output datasets, and remove any “empty” ones after the step. We’ll introduce you to the hardware and peripherals. Show us what you have tried so far.

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But here, in the real world, data can get unorderly and messy! Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs.

Total order costs breakup by subject-area: For eg While splitting the file for a member, all record types should be present in a single file. Dcsort the records dynamicall with certain logic.


What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend. The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.

In dtsort case there would be 11 output files 4 A member present in a file can have many record types, for eg A,B,C. Your help is highly appreciated!! In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe.

We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. Example of file lay out: To many people who are thrown to work at a mainframe computer on their first job, they feel lost. Try with that approach and lets us know if you are having trouble with that.


If we declare 12 output files max and if the record count is low, how to handle unused output files? Mainframe people seem to speak dfsirt completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy.

Last but not least run the following job and show us the complete sysout which will trickss us determine the level of DFSORT you are running. Select the orders on computer books: Overlay specific parts of records Parse delimited fields Justify data Test for numeric data Handle numeric values that have separators and decimal points Conversion to another format Reformat different records in different ways Add sequence numbers In this article, I will share some of my favourite DFSORT tricks.


International readers based in the US and other countries can click here to purchase the e-book. So in case of split, a member should not be present dfsogt two different files. Let’s establish an input file BOOK.

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If you do need help then please provide us with the following. DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks In a perfect world, data columns cfsort be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display. Select the orders that are 90 days and older: How are groups of records identified? Earlier overlays can be seen by later overlays.

We’ll also talk about the different people who work on a mainframe.