Using DFSORT and ICETOOL

PT24686
Summary
Students who complete this course will be able to code JCL and DFSORT and ICETOOL control statements to utilize the power of these utilities. This includes using these utilities instead of tedious programming languages to create reports (with up to three levels of control breaks), XML files, and HTML files from flat files, VSAM files, members of PDS or PDSE or files in the Hierarchical File System (HFS).
Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should have experience in using the ISPF editor, submitting jobs, and looking at job output.
Duration
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This course is designed for experienced programmers and analysts who need a solid, in-depth exploration of DFSORT and ICETOOL capabilities.
Topics
  • Introduction to DFSORT
  • The DFSORT Program
  • Data Types and Symbolic Names
  • A Deeper Look at INCLUDE, OMIT, and SORT statements
  • The INREC and OUTREC Statements, round 2
  • The INREC and OUTREC Statements, round 3
  • The INREC and OUTREC Statements, round 4
  • The INREC and OUTREC Statements, round 5
  • Working with Dates
  • Working with Times
  • OUTFIL - Multiple output files Some Perspective
  • OUTFIL, round 2 - Reports
  • OUTFIL, round 3 - Markup
  • Working with HFS Files
  • Alternative Orderings
  • Additional DFSORT Control Statements
  • Joining Files for a SORT or COPY operation
  • Introduction to ICETOOL
  • The ICETOOL DISPLAY operator
  • The ICETOOL OCCUR operator
  • The ICETOOL RESIZE, DATASORT, SUBSET, and ::SELECT operators
  • The ICETOOL SPLICE operator
  • Loose Ends

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