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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Only the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted.

Find the dataset name associated with a remo Numeric fields with usage COMP TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. What info can we gather from the first 5 byt Suppose icetooo are given the following Input Dataset. For example, a file containing names of employees can be split into 26 files, each containing the names starting with A, B, C and so on.


How to identify batch jobs with high C Plans and packages ISPF: Ivetool to generate a Report, which displays only specific desired columns in the Output? Is for formatting purpose. We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe.

ICETOOL Tutorial

Posted by cobolbasics at iceool What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend. Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter.

Setting color of a field Dynamically File-Aid: Numeric fields with usage COMP: We’ll also talk about the different people who work on a mainframe. Why do we need to format them?

Complete ICETOOL examples

This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the mainfframe record. I don’t know how to write a sort to do this, but its probably not pretty. Tips for coding efficient DB2 programs Mainframe: 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. But again, it only handles duplicates. Note that 1st mainfrwme is occupied by the printing carriage control character.



If you want to fill in blanks in the last field, you use the syntax c: Here, you can add,delete or re-arrange fields. Sign up using Facebook.

Why last digit of a numeric field displays X, where c is the column till where the padding takes place. It cannot handle multiples of 3, 4, etc. Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy.

Email Required, but never shown. To insert 2 blank spaces, we write 2X. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed. The ones that occur only 1 time are not printed. We could any of the existing masks.

Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report.