Documents the important enhancements provided to DFSORT by z/OS DFSORT V2R1 PTF UI35396 and z/OS DFSORT V2R2 PTF UI35397 for supporting the transfer of blocks of records between DFSORT and user E15/E35 exits.
z/OS DFSORT V2R1 PTF UI35396 and z/OS DFSORT V2R2 PTF UI35397, first available in March, 2016, provides important enhancements to DFSORT exit processing of E15/E35 exits to support the transfer of blocks of records between DFSORT and E15/E35 exits. With this new support for inserting blocks of records it will expand the functionality of the existing E15/E35 exits which will significantly reduce the number of calls of the E15/E35 exits, and will reduce the transfer of records between user's storage and DFSORT storage. Further-more, the new E15/E35 block support does not affect the existing support of single record interface.
The white paper is the documentation for PTFs UI35396 and UI35397. It highlights, describes the new features provided by this PTF for DFSORT. It also details new and changed messages associated with this PTF.
This paper provides the documentation you need to start using the features and messages associated with z/OS DFSORT V2R1 PTF UI35396 and z/OS DFSORT V2R2 PTF UI35397. The information in this paper will be included in the latest z/OS DFSORT book at its next major update.
08 February 2019