Unfortunately, there are places you can use symbols, and places you can't. SPLIT1R (and it's cousins) will be a place that you can't.
Probably, you'll find that if it is somewhere where you can specify data on a file, or a position on a file, then a symbol is allowed. Otherwise, not. You should go back to the section in the manual on symbols. Read through it. Anything that is not clear, experiment with it. Read again. At some point you'll fully understand what the manual is saying. If you do get stuck, just post a question here.
Congratulations for wanting to use a symbol. It just doesn't work like that in SyncSort currently.
There is another way that you can use the symbol to get the result that you want. You "generate" the Control Cards from a SORT step which runs earlier. Where generating the cards, you can use the symbol.
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