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  Posted by Guest - Include Condition In Jcl :
while we are writing Include Cond=(1,3,CH,EQ,C'ABC')
it will include only ABC from the input file for that position.
but if I want to include 'ABC', 'BDC','ABD','XYZ', Etc then How can I code it?
will OR condition work here?
if yes how?

Frank Yaeger Says:
With DFSORT, you can use OR between conditions, e.g.


But an easier way to do this is to use DFSORT's substring search function, e.g.


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) -
DFSORT/MVS is on the Web at

Guest Says:
very GOOD! Congratulations !

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