ICETOOL Tutorial

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ICETOOL is a multipurpose data set processing and reporting DFSORT utility that allows to perform multiple operations on one or more data sets in a single job step. ICETOOL combines new features with DFSORT features to perform complex sorting, copying, merging, reporting and analytical tasks using multiple data sets in a single job step. ICETOOL uses the capabilities of DFSORT to perform the requested operations. ICETOOL calls DFSORT for each operation with the DFSORT control statements.


Readers who are having or not having mainframe knowledge.


The tutorial is intended for the readers with a little mainframe experience as the tutorial mainly focuses on how it is used in mainframe environment. In the tutorial, all the topics are covered with in depth description and can understandable by anyone who had minimum computation background.


Need to have the JCL & DFSORT knowledge if learning the ICETOOL for processing PDS or PDSEs. Learn JCL tutorial at JCL Tutorial here if required.

Learn DFSORT/SORT tutorial at DFSORT Tutorial here if required.

Having the computation background will be an advantage in understanding the concepts a bit easy. Without having computation background, it is a bit time taking to understand the concepts and need to go through the topic more than once to understand clearly.

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