DFSORT/ICETOOL



IBM's flagship sort product DFSORT for sorting, merging, copying, data manipulation and reporting. Includes ICETOOL and ICEGENER

Re: DFSORT/ICETOOL

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:42 am

Hello,

The posted data has been "Code'd" and the data does Not have a packed decimal sign every 4 bytes.

It might be mixed. This totally depends on the creation of the file.
Hope this helps,
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Re: DFSORT/ICETOOL

Postby BillyBoyo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:53 am

If you look at your Cobol layout, all those that are PIC S9... are signed, all those that are PIC 9... are not.

There is a tricky area you have to check on, since you are going to be converting the data: does the data "conform to PICture". Ie, if the PIC is S9... does the data contain a C/D as the low-order half-byte, and if PIC 9... does the data contain F as the low-order half byte. It is important to know - if the data does not "conform to PICture" now, it might after you "convert", and that might have consequences.
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