Is ICEGENER same as Syncgener?

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Is ICEGENER same as Syncgener?

Post by Tanishka Sanon » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Hi,

We have a Job on one of the system. This job runs ICEGENER. When we executed this job on the other mainframe it showed messages about Syncgener while the job execute ICEGENER? Is there some relation between these utilities? How come one is invoking the other one? The job which we used was like this:

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//GENER    EXEC PGM=ICEGENER
//SYSUT1   DD  DSN=SOME.DATA.SET.NAME,DISP=SHR
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=OTHER.DATA.SET.NAME,DISP=(,CATLG),
//            DCB=*.SYSUT1
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD DUMMY 




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Re: Is ICEGENER same as Syncgener?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:31 pm

usually SYNCSORT installation process creates aliases to the sync sort programs so that they can be invoked using the IBM names


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Re: Is ICEGENER same as Syncgener?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:01 pm

ICEGENER is product from IBM and part of DFSORT suite. SyncGener is a product from SyncSort Inc.. As Enrico has said, system programmers would usually alias one name to another. Your shop should be a SyncSort shop that's why you see SyncGener messages.

Suggest you go through the below posts and threads to understand it all better:

From Blog:
http://zmainframes.com/blog/difference- ... -syncsort/
http://zmainframes.com/blog/is-it-dfsort-or-syncsort/

From Forum:
IEBGENER and SYNCSORT messages.
PGM=ICEMAN or PGM=SYNCSORT or PGM=DFSORT..confusion...
ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT - are they same?


Thanks,
Anuj

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Re: Is ICEGENER same as Syncgener?

Post by Tanishka Sanon » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:31 pm

Anuj Dhawan wrote:ICEGENER is product from IBM and part of DFSORT suite. SyncGener is a product from SyncSort Inc.. As Enrico has said, system programmers would usually alias one name to another. Your shop should be a SyncSort shop that's why you see SyncGener messages.

Suggest you go through the below posts and threads to understand it all better:

From Blog:
http://zMainframes.com/blog/difference- ... -syncsort/
http://zMainframes.com/blog/is-it-dfsort-or-syncsort/

From Forum:
IEBGENER and SYNCSORT messages.
PGM=ICEMAN or PGM=SYNCSORT or PGM=DFSORT..confusion...
ICETOOL and ICEMAN in DFSORT - are they same?


Thanks for the details.



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