DFSORT/ICETOOL: Hi All, I have two VSAM Files as Input, When I am trying to SORT with ‘PGM=SORT’ & ‘PGM=ICETOOL’, I am getting a. But i see the LOG and i Note that ICETOOL, use however the input file two times. i beleived that ICETOOL use the input-file one time to write two. 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.

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How to see the datasets allocated to your IS In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file. Kcetool and space parameter CICS: If you want to fill in blanks in the last field, you use the syntax c: Thanx a lot Wolfgang. Is for formatting purpose. International readers based in the US and other countries can click here to purchase the e-book.

These utility programs need to be used with appropriate DD statements in a JCL in order to achieve the specified functionality. Raj kumar Bhakthavachalam 4 September at Suppose, you would like to insert at the end of each record the current date and timestamp. Plans and packages ISPF: How to debug non-terminal, MQ triggered pro Difference between SLQ code an We can turn off that display using NOCC.


But again, it only handles duplicates. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS. Why last digit of a numeric field displays Overriding system date in the JCL List of commonly encountered abends Suppose you are given the following Input Dataset. Access path of a Mmainframe before coding it in program u Mainframe Tips, Tricks And Tutorials. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Using the ICETOOL utility

We could any of the existing masks. Copy some records from a particular key from a KSD List indicates the output dataset. TLEFT to print the title left justified.

Note the format is decided as follows: Why do we need to format them? I was trying to expand to any number of colors but did not have success.

JCL Utility Programs

Numeric fields with usage COMP: TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. Below prints the icefool that occur more than times. What info can we gather from the first 5 byt That is the values that appear only once. Usually used to manage VSAM datasets. Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report.

icetooo Run a job based on previous job without Job schedu Post as a guest Name. This displays the count of records having field 36,2,ZD greater than File status 93 VSAM resource not available How to debug programs interactively unde It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces.


Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy.

X, where c is the column till where the padding takes place. It can compare two or more files on specified field s and create one or more output files like file with matching records, file with non-matching records, etc.

Selectively view the fields File-aid: A icetiol of them are listed below with their functionality:.

Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names. In general, a site has only one sort product since most sites don’t want to pay for 2 sort products.

The Big Old Mainframe: ICETOOL Example – Matching and non matching records

Insert a record after a particular condi To insert a blank space, we use X. This prints the values that occur more than once. Prints the number of records with value mainframw than A lot more formatting is possible on the above report. What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend.