Running CA Datacom/DB SQL we are getting a space in column 1 of the output before the first data field, and we would like to use the file as input to other
programs. Is there a command or options setting to remove this in the DBSQLPR execution?
All of the output files from DBSQLPR (output, options, official messages, etc.) have a blank as the first character of the format string for the Print
command. This is not changeable via options or commands, so the only thing you can do to eliminate that first-column space is to add a step following the
DBSQLPR execution to copy the file to another file and bypass the blank column, and copy the data starting in column 2.
You can use any file manipulation tool or SORT to do that. Here is a z/OS sample of how to copy it using IEBGENER:
//GENER EXEC PGM=IEBGENER,REGION=0M
//SYSIN DD *
RECORD FIELD=(reclen,2,,1) <-- change reclen to your record length of the output file
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSUT1 DD DISP=SHR,DSN=Your file from DBSQLPR,BUFNO=40
//SYSUT2 DD DSN=Your new output file,DISP=(NEW,CATLG),
// LRECL=reclen,RECFM=FB,BLKSIZE=0 <-- change reclen to your record length
Using the BUFNO parameter makes this process faster. On a test system, copying nearly 4 million records of 450 bytes added about 7-10 seconds to the total
job run time.