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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See the Use of Edit patterns.

This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. I need it to support any number of colors. That is the values that appear only once.

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How to send mainframe datasets as attachme Used to copy selected parts of a JCL. Copy some records from a particular key from a KSD We can turn off that display using NOCC.


By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters. What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend. BLANK replaces all the leading zeros. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed.

Let’s say I have a file containing a list of cars and their colors. Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file. Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter.

International readers based in the US and other countries can click here to purchase the e-book. Concatenation of datasets with different blo Sign up using Email and Password. For example, a file containing names of employees can be split into 26 files, each containing the names starting with A, B, C and so on.

Plans and packages ISPF: Also note that in the above figure the title is being printed every page. Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely used in mainframes by system programmers and application developers ictool achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data. Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs.


It is usually used msinframe create empty dataset or delete an existing dataset. Post a Comment Note: To insert a blank space, we use X. How to find out the root cause for dead lock You can format the records to be sorted in a particular way, prior to the sorting.

Complete ICETOOL examples

For re-formatting of records, there are mainly 3 tools at your disposal – BUILD – Reformat each record by specifying all of its items one by one. Sign up maintrame Facebook. We could any of the existing masks. Posted by cobolbasics at Overriding system date in the JCL List of commonly encountered abends This is also possible.