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DFSORT is IBM's high-performance sort, merge, copy, analysis and reporting product. DFSORT is an optional feature of z/OS.

DFSORT/VSE is IBM's high-performance sort, merge, copy, analysis and reporting product for VSE/ESA.



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DFSORT adds the ability to do faster and easier sorting, merging, copying, reporting and analysis of your business information, as well as versatile data handling at the record, fixed position/length or variable position/length field, and bit level. Sort, merge or copy data sets while including, excluding or reformatting records. Collate and compare data according to your national and cultural needs using DFSORT's National Language Support. Add timestamps to records, perform date field conversions and arithmetic, include or omit records based on today's date, a past date or a future date, and convert SMF, TOD and ETOD date and time values to readable form. Join and match records from different data sets in various ways.

DFSORT includes the high-performance ICEGENER facility, the versatile ICETOOL utility, Symbols, and multiple output capability with the powerful OUTFIL feature. Analyze data and produce detailed reports using the ICETOOL utility or the OUTFIL function. In addition, OUTFIL allows you to create different views of the data and different reports with a single pass over the data. Use symbols for fields and constants in DFSORT and ICETOOL statements.

DFSORT is designed to optimize the efficiency and speed with which operations are completed through synergy with processor, device, and system features (for example, memory objects, Hiperspace, data space, striping, compression, extended addressing, DASD and tape device architecture, processor memory, processor cache, and so on) and other products (for example, The SAS System, COBOL, PL/I, IDCAMS BLDINDEX, and so on).

DFSORT together with DFSMS and RACF, form the strategic product base for the evolving system-managed storage environment.

Product Highlights

PTFs UI35396 and UI35397 (March, 2016)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V2R1 and z/OS DFSORT V2R2, for supporting the transfer of blocks of records between DFSORT and user E15/E35 exits.
z/OS DFSORT V2R2 (September, 2015)

Added support for high-performance FICON (zHPF), when available, for SORTIN, SORTOUT, and OUTFIL data sets, diagnostics and first failure data capture and other new features to DFSORT.
z/OS DFSORT V2R1 (September, 2013)

Added improvements to better balance the memory requirements of multiple large concurrent sort operations and other workloads,increasing the memory object work space maximum from 64 GB to 1 TB, changes for DFSORT installation options and other new features to DFSORT.
PTFs UK90025 and UK90026 (October, 2010)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V1R10 and z/OS DFSORT V1R12, including RESIZE, IFTRAIL, ACCEPT, TRAN=ATOE, TRAN=ETOA, TRAN=UNHEX, ADDDAYS, SUBDAYS, ADDMONS, SUBMONS, ADDYEARS, SUBYEARS, DATEDIFF, DATE5, KEYBEGIN, JPn"string", and more.
z/OS DFSORT V1R12 (September, 2010)

Added improvements for performance, dynamic allocation, diagnostics and first failure data capture, as well as other new features, to DFSORT.
PTFs UK51706 and UK51707(November, 2009)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and z/OS DFSORT V1R10, including JOINKEYS, JOIN, REFORMAT, JKFROM, Y4x, TOJUL, TOGREG, WEEKDAY, DT, DTNS, MERGE operator, MERGEIN, and more.
z/OS DFSORT V1R10 (September, 2008)

Added PARMLIB changes for DFSORT installation options and other new features to DFSORT.
PTF UK90013 (July, 2008)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V1R5, including FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, DATASORT, SUBSET, FIRST(n), FIRSTDUP(n), WITHANY, BCOUNT, WRITE, TEXT, NOCC, and more.
PTFs UK90007 and UK90006 (April, 2006)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and DFSORT Release 14, including PARSE, %nn, JFY, SQZ, DATEn-r, DATEn+r, NUM, SPLIT1R, BLKCCH1, BLKCCH2, BLKCCT1, sym:, S'string', and more.
PTFs UQ95214 and UQ95213 (December, 2004)

Added new features to z/OS DFSORT V1R5 and DFSORT Release 14, including IFTHEN, OVERLAY, SFF, UFF, RESTART, COUNT+n, COUNT-n, KEEPBASE, VLENMAX, VLENOVLY, and more.

Original publication date

2015/9/22

Document information

More support for: z/OS family

Software version: Not Applicable

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: T7000077

Modified date: 2010-10-25