PGM=ICETOOL



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PGM=ICETOOL

Postby ranga_subham » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi,

Does DFSORT support PGM=SYNCTOOL? We might move from Syncsort to DFSORT and would like to know if we need to change this?

Also, this one need to be changed?
//SSMSG to //DFSMSG?


Thanks.
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Re: PGM=ICETOOL

 

Re: PGM=ICETOOL

Postby BillyBoyo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:52 pm

If you google for - migrating syncsort to dfsort - you'll find some useful suggestions.

Kolusu will be checking in later, and he can give you some up-to-date assistance.
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Re: PGM=ICETOOL

Postby NicC » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:02 pm

And 'No' DFSort does not support SYNCTOOL as SYNCTOOL is part of SYNCSORT which is a rival product. The equivalent in DFSort terms is ICETOOL. As to what will need to change, as either sort product uses very little JCL it will only take you a moment or 2 to read the JCL requirements of DFSort/ICETOOL and compare to what you already use.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: PGM=ICETOOL

Postby skolusu » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:04 pm

ranga_subham wrote:Hi,

Does DFSORT support PGM=SYNCTOOL? We might move from Syncsort to DFSORT and would like to know if we need to change this?
Also, this one need to be changed?


PGM=SYNCTOOL is not supported. However your Systems programmer can create an alias to ICETOOL , so that you don't have to change anything.

ranga_subham wrote:
//SSMSG to //DFSMSG?


Thanks.


No you don't have to change it . For ICETOOL, either a DFSMSG DD statement or an SSMSG DD statement must be present. If both are present, ICETOOL uses DFSMSG as the DFSORT message data set. If a DFSMSG DD is not present, but an SSMSG DD is present, ICETOOL uses SSMSG as the DFSORT message data set.
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Re: PGM=ICETOOL

Postby ranga_subham » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:51 am

skolusu, thanks for the info......
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Re: PGM=ICETOOL

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:53 pm

I agree with Skolusu (as if there is a choice, when it comes to DFSort :)).

Most of the shops alias ICETOOL to SYNCTOOL but vice versa is not ussally true. Also, if you've PGM=DFSORT, well you've the problem -- usually, PGM=SORT will invoke the default sort product at your shop but hardly a System programmer will alias PGM=DFSORT to invoke xxxxSORT, where xxxx can be SYNC or CA.

At one of the shops I had been to, they used PGM=SYNCSORT and migrated to DFSort later - and then it was a nice show! :)
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