User Guide for DFSORT PTF UK90013 (SORTUGPF)
Documents the important enhancements provided to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL by z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90013 for find and replace; group operations; sorting data between headers and trailers; keeping or removing the first n records, last n records and/or specific relative records; selecting the first n duplicate records; splicing with non-blank fields; displaying and writing counts; reports with multiple and multipart titles; reports without carriage control characters; additional defaults; easier migration from other sort products, and more.
z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90013, first available in July, 2008, provides important enhancements to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL for find and replace (FINDREP), group operations (WHEN=GROUP); sorting data between headers and trailers (DATASORT); keeping or removing the first n records, last n records and/or specific relative records (SUBSET); selecting the first n duplicate records (SELECT with FIRST(n) and FIRSTDUP(n)); splicing with non-blank fields (SPLICE with WITHANY); displaying and writing counts (DISPLAY with COUNT, EDCOUNT, BCOUNT and EDBCOUNT, and COUNT with ADD, SUB, WRITE, TEXT, DIGITS, EDCOUNT and WIDTH); reports with multiple and multipart titles (DISPLAY and OCCUR with TITLE, TLEFT and TFIRST); reports without carriage control characters (DISPLAY and OCCUR with NOCC); additional defaults (BLKSIZE for DUMMY, SKIP=0L for SECTIONS, and SORTOUT=ddname for FNAMES); easier migration from other sort products, and more.
The SORTUGPF paper is the documentation for PTF UK90013. It highlights, describes and shows examples of the new features provided by this PTF for DFSORT and for DFSORT's powerful, multi-purpose ICETOOL utility. It also details new and changed messages associated with this PTF.
This paper provides the documentation you need to start using the features and messages associated with PTF UK90013. The information in this paper will be included in the z/OS DFSORT books at a later date.
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Software version: Not Applicable
Operating system(s): z/OS
Reference #: T7000085
Modified date: 09 November 2009
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