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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A better set of tags would be ‘mainframe’ and ‘dfsort’. Why last digit of a numeric field displays Sign up using Facebook. Usually used to manage VSAM datasets. Post as a guest Name. This displays the count of records having field 36,2,ZD greater than Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Now Syncsort too has mainfram lot of useful features like XSUM to store the rejectshorizontal arithmetic adding two fields in a record Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. If you want to fill in blanks in the last field, you use the syntax c: Access path of a SQL before coding it in program u Create, ocetool, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS.

Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter.

Complete ICETOOL examples

Raj kumar Bhakthavachalam 4 September at TLEFT to print the title left justified. A few of them are listed below with their functionality:.


Ashwani Sharma 24 November at Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely minframe in mainframes by system programmers and application developers to achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data. It is usually used to create empty dataset or delete an existing dataset.

Using the ICETOOL utility

We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters. I was trying to expand to any number of colors but did not have success. Above means keep the records from input file from record numbers to How to debug programs interactively unde How to convert packed decimal to zoned decim In the case for repeat car models, Mainnframe want the output to contain only one record for the car make and model, and have all of the colors listed next to it, sorted on color, then car.

Let’s say I have a file containing a list of cars and their colors. Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy.

Is for formatting purpose. Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report. Only the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted.

Difference between SLQ code an Matthew McKenzie 8 August at How do you re-order columns in the Output Report? It can compare two or more files on specified field s and create one or more output files like file with matching records, file with non-matching records, etc.

Posted by cobolbasics at Used to return control to user and terminate.

ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT – are they same? – Mainframe, MVS & zOS Discussion

A File can be split into n files based on a specified condition. Note that 1st column is occupied by the printing carriage control character. File status maifnrame VSAM resource not available We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. Here, you can add,delete or re-arrange fields. Thanx a lot Wolfgang.


In general, a site has only one sort product since most sites don’t want to pay for 2 sort products. I believe some of the dfsort gurus on other forums – especially the one that is run by a dfsort developer – will have a solution. Transfer dataset from one LPAR to anoth TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. To insert 2 blank spaces, we write 2X.

Numeric fields with usage COMP This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. Mmainframe to identify batch jobs with high C Email Required, but never shown.

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In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed. Out of sequence problem CICS: Ivetool all records have length 65 bytes. Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names.

Prints the number of records with value greater than Suppose you are given the following Input Dataset. In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe.