z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started is a user's guide and tutorial for DFSORT(TM) (Data Facility Sort). You should read it if you are new to z/OS V1R10, and need to learn the many ways you can use DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL utility to process data sets. Both new and experienced DFSORT users can use this document as a general guide to the many features available with DFSORT and ICETOOL. This document introduces you to the JCL, control statements and features of DFSORT and ICETOOL with numerous examples. z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started can help you get the most out of z/OS DFSORT Application Programming Guide, which has the complete details on all of the topics introduced in this document.
The chapters in this document assume that you have used job control language (JCL) and understand how to work with data sets. You should also know what data sets are available at your site.