Explain Build Function in Sort



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Explain Build Function in Sort

Postby kashmiri » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:39 pm

Hello All,

Can anybody give me the example on how to use a build function of sort. I tried searching for a tutorial, but could not find. I need the complete explanation of how build works with example and parameters.

I would be very thankful
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Re: Explain Build Function in Sort

Postby Frank Yaeger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:44 pm

For a DFSORT tutorial, see "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started" which you can access from:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000080

BUILD is part of DFSORT's reformatting functions. See the following in Getting Started:

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... 0519162426

For the complete description of all of DFSORT's statements and parameters, see "z/OS Application Programming Guide".
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Re: Explain Build Function in Sort

Postby kashmiri » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:16 am

it would have been great if u could explain the basic syntax of build with example....
Anyways, i really appreciate your response
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Re: Explain Build Function in Sort

Postby Frank Yaeger » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:23 am

it would have been great if u could explain the basic syntax of build with example....


BUILD is a very function rich operand - it has a great number of parameters for doing different things.

A very basic example would be:

   BUILD=(1,10,21,20)


to put input positions 1-10 and 21-40 in the output record.

But that's only one very simple use of BUILD out of many more simple and complex uses.

If you had asked for something specific, I would have given you a specific example matching what you asked for. But when you ask for something as general as "the example on how to use a build function" all I can give you is a pointer to the books.

Ask more specific questions if you want more specific answers.
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Re: Explain Build Function in Sort

Postby kashmiri » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:56 am

thanks a lot for the help...i will try and improvise on it.
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