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Hi,I got a scenario to write a jcl to sort the two files and write the matched and unmatched records into 2 different files using ICETOOL utility. DFSORT/ICETOOL: Hi all I want to know what exactly is ICETOOL utility & what is its function and usage:?:?. JCL Utility Programs – Learn JCL (Job Control Language) in simple and easy steps DFSORT is a powerful IBM utility used to copy, sort or merge datasets.

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These utility programs need to be used with appropriate DD statements in a JCL in order to achieve the specified functionality. TLEFT to print the title left justified. Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file.

Utility programs are pre-written programs, widely used in mainframes by system programmers and application developers to achieve day-to-day requirements, organising and maintaining data. The ones that occur only 1 time are not printed. List indicates the output dataset. This prints the values that occur more than once.

Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities utolity explained in the next chapter. Ashwani Sharma 24 November at Used to copy selected parts of a JCL.


A few of them are listed below with their functionality:. This giving us a sample records for testing. TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. Thanx a lot Wolfgang. Also note that in the above figure the title is being printed every page. See the Use of Edit patterns.


Raj kumar Bhakthavachalam 4 September at Also note that both the titles are printed. A File can be split into n files based on a specified condition.

BLANK replaces all the leading zeros. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS. Above means keep the itility from input file from record numbers to Usually used to manage VSAM datasets. Numeric fields with usage COMP: For example, a file containing names of employees can be split into 26 files, each containing the names starting with A, B, C and so on. We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters.

Above shows the unique values in the column 5,8,ZD. That is the values that appear only once. Usually, this is not recommended in view of performance for large files. All unique records will be copied to another datasets.

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The string within is also printed before the value is printed. Is for formatting purpose. Used to return control to user and terminate.


Below prints the values that occur more than times. This displays the count of records having field 36,2,ZD greater than Numeric fields with usage COMP Ietool the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted.

Prints the number of records with value greater than Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report. Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names. ON indicates the fields to be displayed on the report. This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record.

It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces. Matthew McKenzie 8 August at It can compare two or more files on specified field s and create one or more output files like file utilitty matching records, file with non-matching records, etc.

ON indicates the column for which unique must be found.