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. DFSORT/ICETOOL: Hi all I want to know what exactly is ICETOOL utility & what is its function and usage:?:?. JCL Utility Programs – Learn JCL (Job Control Language) in simple and easy steps DFSORT is a powerful IBM utility used to copy, sort or merge datasets.

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Numeric fields with usage COMP List indicates the output dataset.

JCL – Utility Programs

Note that 1st column is occupied by the printing carriage control character. Usually, this is not recommended in view of performance for large files. For example, a file containing names of employees can be split into 26 files, each containing the names starting with A, B, Icetoil and so on.

This prints the values that occur more than once. Numeric fields with usage COMP: Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names. It can compare two or more files on specified field s and create one or more output files like file with matching records, file with non-matching records, etc.

Above shows utilitu unique values in the column 5,8,ZD.


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This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. See the Use of Edit patterns. Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter. BLANK replaces all the leading zeros. A File can be split into n files based on a specified condition. We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters.

It is usually used to create empty dataset or delete an existing dataset. Above means keep the records from input file from record numbers to Matthew McKenzie 8 August at Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file.

TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. Is for formatting purpose. Posted by cobolbasics at Prints the number of records with value greater than That is the values that appear only once. TLEFT to print the title left justified.

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This giving us a sample records for testing. All unique records will be copied to another datasets. Used to copy selected parts of a JCL. We can turn off that display using NOCC. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed. ON indicates the fields to be displayed on utilitt report. Raj kumar Utipity 4 September at The ones that occur only 1 time are not printed.

Ashwani Sharma 24 November at Used to return control to user and terminate.


Thanx a lot Wolfgang. Below prints the values that occur more than times. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS. We could any of the existing masks.

This displays the count of records having field 36,2,ZD greater than Only the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted. Prints the values that occur more than times. Note the format is decided as follows: Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely used in mainframes by system programmers and application developers to achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data.

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ON indicates the column for which unique must be found. Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report. A few of them are listed below with their functionality:.

Also note that both the titles are printed. Usually used to manage VSAM datasets. It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces.

Also note that in the above figure the title is being printed every page.