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Delete an element adding it to Endevor Package

Created on June 11, 2021, 8:23 a.m. - by Divya, MK

How to Delete an element adding it to Endevor Package? Divya 

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How to add header using JCL SORT utility

Created on May 15, 2021, 5:34 a.m. - by Jack, Peter

I want to add header detail in the output file using SORT utility

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What is the difference between STOP RUN and GOBACK in COBOL

Created on May 12, 2021, 4:31 p.m. - by John, Prince

Please explain the difference between STOP RUN and GOBACK

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how to suppress the zero in sort utility

Created on May 11, 2021, 1:05 p.m. - by Michael, Nicholas

I want to remove the leading zeroes in the number.

For example, I have an input file. 


and the output file should be,
Can anyone please suggest?

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how to count the records in a file using sort jcl

Created on May 11, 2021, 12:34 p.m. - by Henry, Iris

I want to count the number of records in a file using the JCL sort utility and have to copy them to a specific position in an output file.

Please help me.

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How to split single record line into two line?

Created on May 8, 2021, 7:34 p.m. - by Revathy, Sambathraj

I have a dataset with data till 80 length in it..
Due to some restriction.. I want the data (from 65 byte to 77 byte) to be copied to next line.. 
Is there any way we can achieve this ?

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Support for API on Mainframes

Created on Jan. 28, 2021, 9:41 p.m. - by Kotesh, G

Hi Team,

Is there any support for API (Application Programming Interface) on IBM Mainframes.

Mainly for retrieving the VSAM Files/DB2 Tables from Mainframes (we are not considering option of Stored Procedures)

Thanks & Regards,



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Identifying a Character,Numeric & Special Character using Sort

Created on Dec. 23, 2020, 12:10 a.m. - by Kotesh, G

Hi Team,

Can I get a sort card for identifying the below

Alphabets (A to Z) there should not be any hard coding.

For eg if there is any alphabet between position 10 to 15,records should be included in the file.

Similar case with Numbers and Special characters.

Thanks & Regards,

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What is Mainframe Modernization?

Created on Dec. 2, 2020, 4:54 a.m. - by Kalaiarasan, Panneer Selvam

So what Does ‘Mainframe Modernization’ Really Mean?

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Cobol v6 Migration Challenges

Created on Sept. 15, 2020, 3:23 p.m. - by CobolJim, CobolJim

Who's migrating to Cobol v6 and what difficulties have you encountered?

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