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Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same pgm

Postby savitha_y » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:17 am

Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same program.

SORT WORK-FILE ON ASCENDING KEY SORT-KEY USING INPUT-FILE GIVING OUTPUT-FILE.
Is there any way, I can read sorted out OUTPUT-FILE in the same program after creating it.

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Re: Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same

Postby chaat » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:08 am

Have you tried to open the file as input after the sort ?
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Re: Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same

Postby willy jensen » Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:35 pm

With DFSORT your SORTOUT can be the dataset as SORTIN, so yes.
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Re: Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same

Postby sergeyken » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:03 pm

savitha_y wrote:Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same program.

SORT WORK-FILE ON ASCENDING KEY SORT-KEY USING INPUT-FILE GIVING OUTPUT-FILE.
Is there any way, I can read sorted out OUTPUT-FILE in the same program after creating it.

Thank you.

There is nothing special for SORT, or any other program.

Any output DATASET(!) can be opened for input in the same, or any other program, in the same, or any other job step, in the same, or any other job, provided the output dataset has been properly CLOSED after its creation.

That’s it. These are basics of zOS/MVS/...
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Re: Can i read output file created after SORTing in the same

Postby savitha_y » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:11 pm

Thank you all for your response. I tried it and it is working fine.
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