Considerations with an external SORT program upgrade for CA Panexec

Document ID : KB000077166
Last Modified Date : 12/04/2018
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Introduction:
The customer is using SYNCSORT, not DFSORT. And they have a plan to upgrade it from v1.4 to 2.1.
Does CA product execute the SORT program ?
If YES, does it use the external SORT program(DFSORT/SYNCSORT and etc...) ?
Question:
Does CA product execute an external SORT program ?
Environment:
z/OS
Answer:
CA Panexec does not use the SORT program. But, you can receive a data as the system sort file(SYSOUT, SORTWK01, SORTWK02 and SORTWK03 DD).
You need it only when CA Easytrieve or another program uses the system sort.

 
Additional Information:
Please see the "Chapter 9 Job Streams" of "System Reference Guide".
<https://support.ca.com/cadocs/7/f000411e.pdf>