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Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

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Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

I need help with reading a variable length record with variable length fields.  These PESKY Z/OS Endevor SMF records also are not delimited.  We tried to use informat but realized that it is not supported by SAS v9.1.  No matter how we define the input we continue to get error messages and unexpected results.  If we can get past this one issue, we think we’re golden.

We know the location of the dataset length field in all the recs and the location of the dataset.  The length field for the dataset field is a 2-byte hex number, and we continue to get the message " Invalid data for DSLEN in line 1 305-306. "  Here’s a snippet of the input statement:

INPUT @3   TIMEDATE ?? SMFSTAMP8.         

      @31  USERID   $CHAR8.               

      @53  ACTION   $CHAR8.               

      @77  CCID     $CHAR12.              

      @201 ENVIR1   $CHAR8.               

      @209 STAG1    $CHAR8.               

      @217 SYST1    $CHAR8.               

      @225 SUBSYS1  $CHAR8.               

      @233 TYPE1    $CHAR8.               

      @305 DSLEN     HEX2.                

      @307 DATASET  $CHAR40.              

Record snip beginning at position 301:

12345678910 1112 1314 15 161718192021
301 ......APP.SG06201.ASM
ZONE 000000CDD4ECFFFFF4CED
NUMR00000F177B2706201B124

Thank you in advance for any help that you can provide.


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‎05-03-2012 11:55 AM
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Re: Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

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Try reading @305 dslen pib2.

then at @307  dataset $varying44. dslen

Untested just guessing.

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‎05-03-2012 11:55 AM
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Re: Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

Posted in reply to jasullivan

Try reading @305 dslen pib2.

then at @307  dataset $varying44. dslen

Untested just guessing.

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Re: Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

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The pib2 worked.  Previously when I tried the pd2, it still would not read the correct value.  Thank you both so much for your quick response!  Smiley Happy

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Re: Reading variable length record with Hexidecimal length problem

Posted in reply to jasullivan

For z/os try reading

@305 dslen pd2.

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