VBS and VB for SORT JCL.

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VBS and VB for SORT JCL.

Post by Ashish Mathew » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Hi,

I need to work with a file which is VBS, does VBS file treated same as VB file by SORT? Please let me know.



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Re: VBS and VB for SORT JCL.

Post by Robert Sample » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:19 pm

SORT should treat the VBS data set the same as a VB data set. The difference between VBS and VB is that the shortest block in a VBS will be no less than 4 bytes smaller than the block size, while a VB may have a block that is just under the LRECL shorter than the block size. For a data set defined with 10000 LRECL and 27998 BLKSIZE, the difference could be significant -- a block could be less than 18000 bytes with VB but no less than 27995 with VBS.



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