Mainframes, MVS, zOS and Related Languages Support Forums Help & Support Forum for and by Mainframe Users 2013-08-24T11:04:48+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/feed.php?f=28 2013-08-24T11:04:48+00:00 2013-08-24T11:04:48+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=307&p=918#p918 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: What are work-files in SORT and are they mandatory?]]> Statistics: Posted by Aseem_Forum — Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:04 am


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2013-08-20T12:34:03+00:00 2013-08-20T12:34:03+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=306&p=894#p894 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT - are they same?]]> Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:34 pm


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2013-07-29T12:50:40+00:00 2013-07-29T12:50:40+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=306&p=657#p657 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT - are they same?]]> Application Programming Guide manual:
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6.1 Overview This chapter describes ICETOOL, a multi-purpose DFSORT utility. ICETOOL uses the capabilities of DFSORT to perform multiple operations on one or more data sets in a single job step. These operations include the following:
Creating multiple copies of sorted, edited, or unedited input data sets
Creating output data sets containing subsets of input data sets based on various criteria for character and numeric field values or the number of times unique values occur
Creating output data sets containing different field arrangements of input data sets
Creating list data sets showing character and numeric fields in a variety of simple, tailored, and sectioned report formats, allowing control of title, date, time, page numbers, headings, lines per page, field formats, and total, maximum, minimum and average values for the columns of numeric data
Printing messages that give statistical information for selected numeric fields such as minimum, maximum, average, total, count of values, and count of unique values
Printing messages that identify invalid decimal values
Printing messages that give record counts
Setting RC=12, RC=4, or RC=0 based on record counts
Creating a list data set showing the DFSORT installation defaults in use
Creating list data sets showing unique values for selected character and numeric fields and the number of times each occurs, in a variety of simple and tailored report formats
Creating list and output data sets for records with: duplicate values, non-duplicate values, or values that occur n times, less than n times or more than n times
Creating output data sets with information spliced together from two or more input records with duplicate values. The information in the input records can originate from different data sets, helping you to perform various file "join" and "match" operations.
Using three different modes (stop, continue, and scan) to control error checking and actions after error detection for groups of operators.

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2013-07-29T12:45:58+00:00 2013-07-29T12:45:58+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=307&p=656#p656 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: What are work-files in SORT and are they mandatory?]]> Application Programming Guide manual:
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A.1 Introduction When a sort application cannot be performed entirely in virtual storage, DFSORT must use work space. The amount of work space required depends on:
The amount of data being sorted
The amount of virtual storage available to DFSORT
The amount of Hiperspace available to DFSORT
The type of devices you use
The DFSORT functions and features you use (for example, VLSHRT, locale processing, EFS, and ALTSEQ can increase the amount of work space required).
There are three ways to supply work space for a DFSORT application:
Hiperspace
Dynamic allocation of work data sets
JCL allocation of work data sets.

A sort may not require work space at all -- it depends upon (a) how many records are to be sorted, and (b) how much memory is available to the system. If the sort requires work files, and they are not available in adequate number / size, the sort fails.

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2013-07-29T05:05:52+00:00 2013-07-29T05:05:52+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=307&p=649#p649 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • What are work-files in SORT and are they mandatory?]]>
What are work-files in SORT and are they mandatory for every SORT Job? What is importance of work files in the SORT utility?

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2013-07-29T04:36:59+00:00 2013-07-29T04:36:59+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=306&p=648#p648 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT - are they same?]]>
What is ICETOOL and ICEMAN? Are they only part of DFSORT?

Regards,

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2013-07-24T06:03:32+00:00 2013-07-24T06:03:32+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=272&p=574#p574 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: DFSORT/ICETOOL/ICEGENER Reference Material.]]> Doc for Oct, 2010 DFSORT PTF (RESIZE, IFTRAIL, ACCEPT, ADDDAYS, DATEDIFF, TRAN=ATOE, KEYBEGIN, etc) : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000242

Doc for Nov, 2009 DFSORT PTF (JOINKEYS, JOIN, REFORMAT, JKFROM, Y4x, TOJUL, TOGREG, WEEKDAY, etc) : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000174

Doc for July, 2008 DFSORT PTF (FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, DATASORT, SUBSET, etc) : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000085

Doc for April, 2006 DFSORT PTF (PARSE, JFY, SQZ, NUM, SPLIT1R, etc) : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000086

Doc for Dec, 2004 DFSORT PTF (IFTHEN, OVERLAY, UFF, SFF, etc) : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000088

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2013-07-23T17:19:32+00:00 2013-07-23T17:19:32+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=272&p=573#p573 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: DFSORT/ICETOOL/ICEGENER Reference Material.]]> DFSORT articles

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2013-07-23T14:34:31+00:00 2013-07-23T14:34:31+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=273&p=571#p571 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • At DFSORT Shop? Yes, determine your DFSORT function level.]]>
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//S1 EXEC PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT   DD SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD *
RECORD
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//SORTOUT DD DUMMY
//SYSIN   DD   *
  OPTION COPY
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If you see:

  • ICE201I H RECORD TYPE: The H indicates you have the October, 2010 DFSORT functions (RESIZE, IFTRAIL, ACCEPT, ADDDAYS, DATEDIFF, TRAN=ATOE, KEYBEGIN, etc) and all of the earlier functions. This function level corresponds to z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 and z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026. You are completely up to date on DFSORT functional PTFs.

  • ICE201I G RECORD TYPE: The G indicates you have the November, 2009 DFSORT functions (JOINKEYS, TOJUL, TOGREG, WEEKDAY, etc) and all of the earlier functions. This function level corresponds to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK51706 and z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK51707. You are behind on DFSORT functional PTFs. Ask your System Programmer to install z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 or z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026.

  • ICE201I F RECORD TYPE: The F indicates you have the July, 2008 DFSORT functions (FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, DATASORT, SUBSET, etc) and all of the earlier functions. This function level corresponds to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90013 and z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90014. You are behind on DFSORT functional PTFs. Ask your System Programmer to install z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 or z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026.

  • ICE201I E RECORD TYPE: The E indicates you have the April, 2006 DFSORT functions (PARSE, JFY, SQZ, SPLIT1R, etc) and all of the earlier functions. This function level corresponds to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UK90007. You are behind on DFSORT functional PTFs. Ask your System Programmer to install z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 or z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026.

  • ICE201I 0 RECORD TYPE : The 0 indicates you do not have the July, 2008 or April, 2006 DFSORT functions. You are way behind on DFSORT functional PTFs. Ask your System Programmer to install z/OS DFSORT V1R10 PTF UK90025 or z/OS DFSORT V1R12 PTF UK90026.

    You may or may not have the Dec, 2004 DFSORT functions (IFTHEN, OVERLAY, SFF, UFF, etc), which corresponds to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 PTF UQ95214. Try using one of these functions - if you get errors trying to use it, then you don't even have the Dec, 2004 PTF installed.

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2013-07-23T14:15:09+00:00 2013-07-23T14:15:09+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=272&p=570#p570 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • DFSORT/ICETOOL/ICEGENER Reference Material.]]>
  • DFSORT/ICETOOL books and papers: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000080
  • DFSORT website topics : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000079
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    Today it is 165!!!

    Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:11 pm


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    We got 121 users online Yesterday, on 17 Jul 2013 at 22:54. You can check that at the bottom of Board Index. This will be shown like this: "Most users ever online was 121 on 17 Jul 2013 22:54".

    That's a great achievement.

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    2013-07-02T18:46:44+00:00 2013-07-02T18:46:44+00:00 http://www.ibm-mainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=185&p=293#p293 <![CDATA[IBM DFSort, ICETOOL, ICEMAN, ICEGENER. • Re: PGM=ICEMAN or PGM=SYNCSORT or PGM=DFSORT..confusion...]]>
    Actually, you probably should use NONE of these. Most sites allows you to enter EXEC SORT (or EXEC PROC=SORT) to invoke the site sort product via a PROCEDURE (or PROC) that includes most of the DD statements needed for a sort. While some sites have more than one sort product, they are not cheap and hence most sites only use one sort product so it is fairly rare to have a choice of which to use.

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    What is the difference between PGM=SORT, PGM=ICEMAN and PGM=SYNCSORT. Are they all IBM products. Which one should be used in JCLs?

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    AJAX Chat


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    There are currently 25 games installed. Have a look: Here is a list of Games - click on Arcade below to get started:

    Arcade

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