Sort comma delimited data

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Sort comma delimited data

Postby Subbarao » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:17 pm

Hi All,

I want to sort a PS file, which is comma delimited file, Here is the sample data, and i want to sort according to the first column.

12345,Texas,John Doe,San
678892,IN,Abdul Dariff,Delhi

I should get,

12345,Texas,John Doe,San
678892,IN,Abdul Dariff,Delhi

Please gimme a JCL, Thank you in Advance.
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Re: Sort comma delimited data

Postby NicC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:31 pm

Please gimme a JCL

This is just plain rude - even with the 'please'. You are demanding that we do your work for you. The sort JCL is very simple and is shown in the manual which you can easily read. If, however, you are wanting sort control cards then you should show us what you have tried and how it did not give the results that you wanted. Also, for control cards you should have posted in the section of the forum applicable to your sort program. As control cards can vary between sort products you should be clear as to which product you use (hint: read the SYSOUT not the PGM=).

Also, when coding data, JCL, program code, control cards, anything requiring the preservation of format including spaces you must use the code tags.

I will move this to the DFSort part of the forum - if you are using another product then please let us know which and it will be moved there.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Sort comma delimited data

Postby BillyBoyo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:28 pm

You should use PARSE, with FIXLEN for the maximum length of the first field, then extend your record temoprarily (in INREC) to include the PARSEd field at a fixed position, SORT on that new field, then remove the new field in OUTREC or OUTFIL.

It looks like you need right-aligned data for your sort, so look at JFY with SHIFT=RIGHT as well.
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Re: Sort comma delimited data

Postby steve-myers » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:59 am

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Re: Sort comma delimited data

Postby skolusu » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:54 am

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