How can sort options to optimize performance or specify functions be passed to an external sort utility (e.g. CA-SORT, DFSORT, SYNCSORT) which will be invoked during CA Easytrieve program execution?

Document ID : KB000053805
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Add external sort parameters.

Solution:

Add DD statement SORTCNTL (for CA-SORT) or DFSPARM (for DFSORT and SYNCSORT) to the CA Easytrieve JCL to pass information for the extra sort parameters. This will enable the sort utility to run with these specific parameters.

For example with DFSORT:

//DFSPARM DD * 
EQUALS 
/* 
For example with CA-SORT:
//SORTCNTL DD * 
EQUALS 
/*