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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Select the orders on computer books: How are groups of records identified?

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Total order costs breakup by subject-area: Otherwise, you can set a maximum number of output datasets, and remove any “empty” ones after the step. Overlay specific parts of records Parse delimited fields Justify data Test for numeric data Handle numeric hricks 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.


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.

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

Try with that approach and lets us know dfsoort you are having trouble with that. The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly. But here, in the real world, data can get unorderly and messy! What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend.

:: View topic – Split a record into two using DFSORT.

For eg While splitting the file for a member, all record types should be present in a single file. Let’s establish an input file BOOK. Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs.

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Splitting the records dynamicall with certain logic. Select the orders that are 90 days and older: We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. Earlier overlays can be seen by later overlays.

Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy. DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks In a perfect world, tricka columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display. 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.

In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe. Example of file lay out: 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. Your help is highly appreciated!! We’ll introduce you to the vfsort and peripherals.