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Comments within a Control Card

Postby mberger » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:23 pm

Is there a method of putting comments into control cards? I would like to place comments in cards used for sort statements, VSAM repro statements, etc., as well as SQL statements used for unloading and loading DB2 tables.
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Re: Comments within a Control Card

Postby Akatsukami » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Depends on the program using the control card, of course.
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Re: Comments within a Control Card

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:33 pm

Yes...
the manuals will tell all You might want to know

start here for the MVS utilities
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... s/DGT2BK81

here is the link to the IDCAMS manual
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... 0602132758

and here for DB2
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... s/DSNSHKA3
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Re: Comments within a Control Card

Postby Frank Yaeger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:35 am

For DFSORT, just put an * in column 1 for a comment, e.g.

* This is a comment.
   SORT FIELDS=(5,4,CH,A)
* This is another comment.
* So is this.
  OUTFIL INCLUDE=(1,2,CH,EQ,C'AB')
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Re: Comments within a Control Card

Postby Phrzby Phil » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:39 am

But so easy to test - why ask?
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Re: Comments within a Control Card

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:07 am

Hi Phil,

Tough to test when one is first learning and is not yet familiar with the "product(s)" . . .

I still find it frustrating that so many products/authors do the "same thing" so many different ways. . . :)

And i also realize that it ain't gonna change. . . 8-)

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