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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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. Try with that approach and lets us know if you are having trouble with that.

To many people who are thrown to work at a mainframe computer on their first job, they feel lost. DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks In a perfect world, data columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display.


We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe.

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How are groups of records identified? If you do need help then please provide us with the following.

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

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What’s more, dfsorr books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend. Example of file lay out: Otherwise, you can set a maximum number of output datasets, and remove any “empty” ones after the step.

Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs. So in case of split, a member should not be present in two different files.

If we declare 12 output files max and if the record count is low, how to handle unused output files?

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Dfxort order costs breakup by subject-area: For eg While splitting the file for a member, all record types should be present in vfsort single file. Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy. Your help is highly appreciated!! Select the orders on computer books: 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. We’ll introduce you to the hardware and peripherals.


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But here, in the real world, data can get unorderly and messy! Dfsorg problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly. Earlier overlays can be seen by later overlays.

Select the orders that are 90 days and older: Show us what you have tried so far. Splitting the records dynamicall with certain logic.