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Is there an IBM SORT forum ?

Is there an IBM SORT forum ?

Is there an IBM SORT forum ?

Apologies - I have been trying to find a Tek-Tips forum which deals with IBM SORT questions.
Does anyone know of one? I would really appreciate any help if anyone does know.

Or, even better, could anyone answer the following question;

I have an input dataset which contains delimited fields. I can parse, and output most of these fields with no problem. However, I do have a problem when the input field contains numeric characters, and I want the output field to contain the binary equivalent.
e.g., (If the delimiter is a comma), the input fields are abcd,123,def. I can move the alphanumeric fields to the output record, but how do I convert and output the "123" to a four-byte binary field?

Again, apologies for using this forum, for a SORT question.

RE: Is there an IBM SORT forum ?

Yes, the ibmmainframeforum.com site has a DFSORT developer as well as several quite knowledgable users who answer DFSORT questions.

To do what you want, specify ZD as your intput field and BI with a length of 4 as the output field.

RE: Is there an IBM SORT forum ?

Thank you both very much for replies, I really appreciate your help.

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