User Guide for DFSORT PTFs UK90025 and UK90026 (SORTUGPH)

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Abstract

Documents the important enhancements provided to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL by z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 and z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026 for resizing records; updating the trailer record; processing subsets; translation of ASCII to EBCDIC, EBCDIC to ASCII, EBCDIC hex to binary, and more; date field arithmetic; timestamp constant with microseconds; group functions; use of SET and PROC symbols in control statements; more information in reports; larger fields; easier migration from other sort products, and more.

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z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 and z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026, first available in Octorber, 2010, provide important enhancements to DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL for resizing records (RESIZE operator); updating the trailer record (IFTRAIL); processing subsets (ACCEPT); translation of ASCII to EBCDIC (TRAN=ATOE), EBCDIC to ASCII (TRAN=ETOA), EBCDIC hex to binary (TRAN=UNHEX), and more; date field arithmetic (ADDDAYS, ADDMONS, ADDYEARS, SUBDAYS, SUBMONS, SUBYEARS, DATEDIFF, NEXTDday, PREVDday, LASTDAYW, LASTDAYM, LASTDAYQ and LASTDAYY); timestamp constant with microseconds (DATE5); group functions (KEYBEGIN); use of SET and PROC symbols in control statements (JPn"string" in EXEC PARM); more information in reports; larger fields; easier migration from other sort products, and more.

The SORTUGPH paper is the documentation for PTFs UK90025 and UK90026. 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 z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 and z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026. The information in this paper will be included in the latest z/OS DFSORT book at its next major update.

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Reference #:

T7000242

Modified date:

2010-10-22

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