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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Below prints the values that occur more than times. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed. Above means keep the records from input file from icetoool numbers to This prints the values that occur more than once.

Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names. All unique records will be copied to another datasets.

The string within is also printed before the value is printed. Is for formatting purpose. Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report. 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. Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file. Also note that in the above figure the title is being printed every page.


Posted by cobolbasics at Matthew McKenzie 8 August at We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters.

We can turn off that display using NOCC. Note the format is decided as follows: We could any of the existing masks.

JCL – Utility Programs

Only the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted. TLEFT to print the title left justified. Also note that both the titles are printed. That is the values that appear only once. BLANK replaces all the leading zeros. This displays the count of records having field 36,2,ZD greater than Usually used to manage VSAM datasets.

Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter. It gives best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces.

A few of them are listed below with their functionality:. A File can be split into n files based on a specified condition.

Numeric fields with usage COMP Usually, this is not recommended in jcetool of performance for large files. List indicates the output dataset. Ashwani Sharma 24 November at Above shows the unique values in the column 5,8,ZD. These utility programs need to be used with appropriate DD statements in a JCL in order to achieve the specified functionality.


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Icetoll kumar Bhakthavachalam 4 September at 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. Prints the values that occur more than times.

ON indicates the column for which unique must be found. It is usually used to create empty dataset or delete an existing dataset. ON indicates the fields to be displayed on the report. The ones that occur only 1 time are not printed. See the Use of Edit patterns. This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. This giving us a sample records for testing. Used to copy selected parts of a JCL. Prints the number of records with value greater than Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS.

Numeric fields with usage COMP: Note that 1st column is occupied by the printing carriage control character.