PGM=SORT or PGM=SYNCSORT - which one has more advantage



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PGM=SORT or PGM=SYNCSORT - which one has more advantage

Postby lata.sulakhe » Thu May 08, 2008 12:54 pm

PGM=SORT or PGM=SYNCSORT which is the IBM product and which has more advantage. Which one should be used in JCLs.

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Re: PGM=SORT or PGM=SYNCSORT - which one has more advantage

Postby dick scherrer » Thu May 08, 2008 6:26 pm

Hello Lata and welcome to the forums,

DFSORT and Syncsort are products from different vendors. DFSORT is an IBM product ans Syncsort is a Syncsort, INC product.

Usually, one or the other is installed on a system and you use the product that is installed.

When you run a sort, which product and version is presented in the output.
Hope this helps,
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Re: PGM=SORT or PGM=SYNCSORT - which one has more advantage

Postby Frank Yaeger » Thu May 08, 2008 8:30 pm

PGM=SORT or PGM=ICEMAN are the better choices. They will always invoke the sort product (DFSORT or Syncsort) installed at your site. SORT and ICEMAN are shipped aliases/entry points for both products.

PGM=SYNCSORT is a Syncsort-only entry point. DFSORT does NOT ship an alias/entry point of SYNCSORT. If your site has DFSORT, your System Programmers would have to install SYNCSORT as an alias in order for PGM=SYNCSORT to work (some shops do this, but some don't).
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