Havfe you thought about writing the array to a file that is keyed on
what your sort needs to be. Then read file back into array with your
records now sorted.

The Cobol Kid in Texas

On 3/21/12, Morgan, Paul <Paul.Morgan@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
COBOL SORT uses the same sort utility as the FMTDTA command. Maybe calling
out to FMTDTA would be an alternative.

Have you considered coding a bubble sort?
http://www.codecodex.com/wiki/Bubble_sort#COBOL

Paul Morgan

Principal Programmer Analyst
IT Supply Chain/Replenishment


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:47 PM
To: 'midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: old COBOL program - how to add array sort

I have an old COBOL (OPM) screen pgm which needs to have an internal array
sorted.



Will the COBOL "SORT" command do the job? That is usually used for file
sorts.



The SORT command displays messages to the job log as shown below.



Will this mess me up (add time and write too much stuff to the job log or
constantly display annoying "released & returned" messages?



Is there a way to suppress these msgs? CHGJOB LOG(4 99 *NOLIST)
STSMSG(*NONE) ??



Cant seem to stop them!



Should the old COBOL Sort command be used only for file sorts, and not for
screens? Maybe there is too much startup overhead for this COBOL command
with an internal array.



Or will it work just fine for internal small arrays?



When will COBOL add the SORTA command like RPG :)





Thanks









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30 records returned from sort/merge




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