How To Remove Spaces In A Record?

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I want to remove spaces in a record in JCL? ex:61888;1 ;4 ;20090520;68036787AA;4;6;3;3; 61888;1 ;4 ;20090520;04792005AB;1;1;0;1; 61888;1 ;4 ;20090520;68048953AA;2;3;0;3; I want this record as 61888;1;4;20090520;68036787AA;4;6;3;3; 61888;1;4;20090520;04792005AB;1;1;0;1; 61888;1;4;20090520;68048953AA;2;3;0;3;

Moderator Says:
Looks like this msgboard needs some updating, I think your spaces are getting removed so it's hard to tell what your actual post was. I have added this to my "to do" list ;-)

Frank Yaeger Says:
You can use the SQZ function of DFSORT to remove spaces.

For example, if your records are 80 bytes long, you can use these DFSORT statements:


If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT:  Getting Started".  It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols.  You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) -  
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols,  Migration                                                        
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