User Guide for DFSORT PTFs UK90007 and UK90006 (SORTPEUG)

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Abstract

Documents the important enhancements provided to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL by z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90007 and DFSORT R14 PTF UK90006 for extracting variable position/length fields (e.g. CSV, delimited fields, keyword separated fields, etc) into fixed parsed fields; justifying and squeezing data; comparing and inserting past and future date constants; testing for numerics and non-numerics; displaying hexadecimal floating-point values as integers; splitting files contiguously; suppressing page ejects in reports; using symbols for output columns; using system symbols (e.g. &SYSPLEX) in symbol constants; reformatting records before selecting or splicing; sorting and merging with larger PD and ZD fields; easier migration from other sort products, and more.

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z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90007 and DFSORT Release 14 PTF UK90006, first available in April, 2006, provide important enhancements to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL for extracting variable position/length fields (e.g. CSV, delimited fields, keyword separated fields, etc) into fixed parsed fields (PARSE, %nn); justifying and squeezing data (JFY, SQZ); comparing and inserting past and future date constants (DATEn-r, DATEn+r); testing for numerics and non-numerics (NUM); displaying hexadecimal floating-point values as integers (FL); splitting files contiguously (SPLIT1R); suppressing page ejects in reports (BLKCCH1, BLKCCH2, BLKCCT1); using symbols for output columns (sym:); using system symbols (e.g. &SYSPLEX) in symbol constants (S'string'); reformatting records before selecting or splicing (INREC, SELECT, SPLICE); sorting and merging with larger PD and ZD fields; easier migration from other sort products, and more.

The SORTPEUG paper is the documentation for PTFs UK90007 and UK90006. It highlights, describes and shows examples of the new features provided by these PTFs for DFSORT and for DFSORT's powerful, multi-purpose ICETOOL utility. It also details new and changed messages associated with these PTFs.

This paper provides the documentation you need to start using the features and messages associated with PTFs UK90007 and UK90006.

 

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More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

T7000086

Modified date:

2009-11-09

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