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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This displays the count of utiltiy having field 36,2,ZD greater than Prints the values that occur more than times. Frequently used sort tricks using these utilities are explained in the next chapter. Usually, this is not recommended in view of performance for large files.

Note that only the column we mentioned in ON is printed in the report. This will copy records from 1 to 99 and then the last record. Raj kumar Bhakthavachalam 4 September at TEXT is used to decide the text to be written before the count. We could any of the existing masks. Note the format is decided as follows: Thanx a lot Wolfgang.

Ashwani Sharma 24 November at All unique records will be copied to another datasets. Also note that both the titles are printed. Also note that in the above figure the title is being printed every page. It ucetool best utilization of system resources and efficient operation in bit and bit address spaces. A few of them are listed below with their functionality:.


TLEFT to print the title left justified.

IBM MAINFRAME: What exactly is ICETOOL utility & its usage

List indicates the output dataset. It can compare two or more files urility specified field s and create one or more output files like file with matching records, file with non-matching records, etc. For example, a file containing names of employees can be split into 26 files, each containing the names starting with A, Icetoo, C and so on.

Matthew McKenzie 8 August at The ones that occur only 1 time are not printed.

Above shows the unique values in the column 5,8,ZD. ON indicates the column for icetpol unique must be found. That is the values that appear only once. BLANK replaces all the leading zeros. Create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets other than PDS. Input and output datasets can be defined using user defined DD names. We can turn off that display using NOCC. In the ON clause we can specify the format in which data will be displayed.

Usually used to manage VSAM datasets. Below prints the values that occur more than times.

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Only the header and trailer kept in place and rest of the data is sorted. It is usually used to create empty dataset or delete an existing dataset.


These utility programs utillty to be used with appropriate DD statements in a JCL in order to achieve the specified functionality. A File can be split into n files based on a specified condition. Is for formatting purpose.


Following can be used to remove duplicates from a file and save it to another file. Numeric fields with usage COMP This giving us a sample records for testing. Above means keep the records from input file from record numbers to We can specify NOCC to override default of printing carriage control characters.

Prints the number of records with value greater than ON indicates the fields to be displayed on the report. Used to return control to user and terminate. See the Use of Edit patterns. The string within is also printed before the value is printed.

This prints the values that occur more than once. Note that 1st column is occupied by the printing carriage control character.

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Used to copy selected parts of a JCL. Numeric fields with usage COMP: 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. Posted by cobolbasics at