SPLICE Operator (for Beginners)


Summary

For extensive information, go through the SPLICE Operator for Experienced

SPLICE operator joins specified fields together from records with the same values (duplicate values) but with different information in other areas.

Syntax -

SPLICE Operator

Required Operands


  • FROM - FROM parameter specifies ddname of the input file.
  • TO - TO operand specifies 1 to 10 ddnames of output files.
  • ON - ON operator specifies the field(s) used for DISPLAY operation.

Optional Operands


  • VSAMTYPE - VSAMTYPE operand specifies the record format for a VSAM input file (F or V).
  • WITHALL - WITHALL is used to splice the first duplicate with all the WITH fields from the second and subsequent duplicates.
  • WITHANY - WITHANY is used to splice the first duplicate with nonblank WITH fields from the second and subsequent duplicates.
  • WITHEACH - WITHEACH is used to splice the first duplicate with one WITH field from the second and subsequent duplicates.
  • KEEPNODUPS - KEEPNODUPS is used to keep non-matching records. By default, the base record is not kept.
  • KEEPBASE - KEEPBASE is used to keep the base record.
  • UZERO - Causes -0 to be treated as unsigned, that is, as 0.
  • USING - USING operand specifies the first 4-characters of the ddname (xxxxCNTL) for the DFSORT control statement file.

Example -


Scenario - Create one spliced record for each match in two files.

In this example, we are joining employee details with employee salary based on employee number(columns 1-3).

INPUT1 - MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE

 BROWSE    MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE                        Line 00000000 Col 001 080 
 Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR  
----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8
********************************* Top of Data **********************************
001  PAWAN         MAINFRAME           JPM       AP        IN                   
002  SRINIVAS      TESTING             ORACLE    TG        IN                   
003  SRIDHAR       SAS                 CG        OR        US                   
004  VENKATESH     ABAP                CSC       CA        IN                   
005  RAVI          HADOOP              CTS       FL        US                   
006  PRASAD        HR                  INFOSYS   MI        US                   
007  RAJA          TESTING             IBM       CA        US                   
******************************** Bottom of Data ********************************

INPUT2 - MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE3

 BROWSE    MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE3                       Line 00000000 Col 001 080 
 Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR  
----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8
********************************* Top of Data **********************************
001      0000100000                                                             
002      0000095000                                                             
003      0000080000                                                             
004      0000053000                                                             
005      0000072000                                                             
006      0000066000                                                             
007      0000047000                                                             
******************************** Bottom of Data ********************************

JCL -

----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7--
***************************** Top of Data ******************************
//MATEPKSP JOB (123),'MATEPK',CLASS=A,MSGCLASS=A,MSGLEVEL=(1,1),        
//             NOTIFY=&SYSUID                                           
//*                                                                     
//STEP01   EXEC PGM=ICETOOL                                             
//INDD1    DD DSN=MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE,DISP=SHR                          
//INDD2    DD DSN=MATEPK.INPUT.PSFILE3,DISP=SHR                         
//TEMP     DD DSN=&&TEMP,DISP=(MOD,PASS),SPACE=(TRK,(5,5)),UNIT=SYSDA,  
//            DCB=(DSORG=PS,RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800)              
//OUTDD    DD DSN=MATEPK.OUTPUT.PSFILESP,                               
//            DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),VOLUME=SER=DEVHD4,                
//            SPACE=(TRK,(1,1),RLSE),UNIT=SYSDA,                        
//            DCB=(DSORG=PS,RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800)              
//TOOLIN   DD *                                                         
  COPY FROM(INDD1) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL1)                                 
  COPY FROM(INDD2) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL2)                                 
  SPLICE FROM(TEMP) TO(OUTDD) ON(1,3,ZD) WITH(70,10)                    
/*                                                                      
//CTL1CNTL DD *                                                         
  OUTREC FIELDS=(1,69,70:X)                                             
/*                                                                      
//CTL2CNTL DD *                                                         
  OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,3,70:10,10)                                        
/*                                                                      
//TOOLMSG  DD SYSOUT=*                                                  
//DFSMSG   DD SYSOUT=*                                                  
//                                                                      
**************************** Bottom of Data ****************************

OUTPUT - MATEPK.OUTPUT.PSFILE

 BROWSE    MATEPK.OUTPUT.PSFILESP                     Line 00000000 Col 001 080 
 Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> CSR  
----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8
********************************* Top of Data **********************************
001  PAWAN         MAINFRAME           JPM       AP        IN        0000100000 
002  SRINIVAS      TESTING             ORACLE    TG        IN        0000095000 
003  SRIDHAR       SAS                 CG        OR        US        0000080000 
004  VENKATESH     ABAP                CSC       CA        IN        0000053000 
005  RAVI          HADOOP              CTS       FL        US        0000072000 
006  PRASAD        HR                  INFOSYS   MI        US        0000066000 
007  RAJA          TESTING             IBM       CA        US        0000047000 
******************************** Bottom of Data ********************************

TOOLMSG (SDSF SPOOL) - Verify TOOLMSG for the return code of the submitted job.

----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8----+----9
********************************* TOP OF DATA ********************************************
1ICE600I 0 DFSORT ICETOOL UTILITY RUN STARTED                                   
                                                                                
 ICE650I 0 VISIT http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort FOR ICETOOL PAPERS, EXAMPLES AND MORE 
                                                                                
 ICE632I 0 SOURCE FOR ICETOOL STATEMENTS:  TOOLIN                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
 ICE630I 0 MODE IN EFFECT:  STOP                                                
                                                                                
             COPY FROM(INDD1) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL1)                              
 ICE606I 0 DFSORT CALL 0001 FOR COPY  FROM INDD1    TO TEMP     USING CTL1CNTL COMPLETED
 ICE602I 0 OPERATION RETURN CODE:  00                                           
                                                                                
             COPY FROM(INDD2) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL2)                              
 ICE606I 0 DFSORT CALL 0002 FOR COPY  FROM INDD2    TO TEMP     USING CTL2CNTL COMPLETED
 ICE602I 0 OPERATION RETURN CODE:  00                                           
                                                                                
             SPLICE FROM(TEMP) TO(OUTDD) ON(1,3,ZD) WITH(70,10)                 
 ICE627I 0 DFSORT CALL 0003 FOR SORT FROM TEMP     TO OUTDD    COMPLETED        
 ICE628I 0 RECORD COUNT:  000000000000014                                       
 ICE638I 0 NUMBER OF RECORDS RESULTING FROM CRITERIA:  000000000000007          
 ICE602I 0 OPERATION RETURN CODE:  00                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
 ICE601I 0 DFSORT ICETOOL UTILITY RUN ENDED - RETURN CODE:  00                  
******************************** BOTTOM OF DATA ******************************************

Explaining Solution -

  • INDD - Specifies the ddname for input file.
  • OUTDD - Specifies the ddname for output file.
  • TOOLIN DD * - Specifies the ICETOOL statements for DFSORT.
  • TOOLMSG - Specifies where to write the ICETOOL processing messages.
  • DFSMSG - Specifies where to write the DFSORT processing messages.
  • COPY FROM(INDD1) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL1) - Writes the records to the temp file using CTL1.
  • OUTREC FIELDS=(1,69,70:X) - Format the record filling spaces from 70th column.
  • COPY FROM(INDD2) TO(TEMP) USING(CTL2) - Writes the records to the temp file using CTL2.
  • OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,3,70:10,10) - Reformat the record moving data from 10-19 columns to 70-79 columns.
  • SPLICE FROM(TEMP) TO(OUTDD) ON(1,3,ZD) WITH(70,10) - Joins the records from INDD1, INDD2 together based on the key value (1-3 columns).