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  Posted by Don - Current Time On Sort Record. :
We need to create a sortout record with just the record count, the current date and the current time.  The time parameter we used was TIMENS(24).  But that returned the time in military time (24 hours)  and we need it in clock time (12 hours).  TIMENS(12) adds the AM or PM to the clock time.  Is there a time parameter we can use to get just the clock time without the AM or PM?

Frank Yaeger Says:
All of the methods for getting the time with DFSORT functions or symbols returns 24-hour time except TIME(12x) and TIMENS(12).  However, you can use TIMENS(12) to get the 12-hour time with am/pm and then just use the first 6 characters.  Here's an example:

//S1 EXEC PGM=SORT
//SYSOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD *
RECORD 01
RECORD 02
RECORD 03
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN DD *
   OPTION COPY
   INREC BUILD=(1:TIMENS=(12))
   OUTFIL REMOVECC,NODETAIL,
     BUILD=(80X),
     TRAILER1=(COUNT=(M11,LENGTH=8),X,DATENS(4MD),X,1,6)
/*

SORTOUT might have:

00000003 20111118 111450  

If you need something more specific, show me the DFSORT job you're using and I'll show you how to modify it.

Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) - yaeger@us.ibm.com    
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration                                                          
DFSORT/MVS is on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort    


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