A large Sort is ending abnormally with CASD205E SORT CAP. EXCEEDED.

Document ID : KB000053231
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem:

A large Sort is ending abnormally with CASD205E SORT CAP. EXCEEDED.

Cause:

The sort required more than the number of WKXTNTS defined in the Sort Macro

WKXTNTS= The maximum number of extents that may be allocated for SORT work files.

Resolution:

Change WKXTNTS in the SORT macro from the default of 25 to a greater value.

The range is 1 to 255.