The use of more work data sets increases the maximum amount of data DFSORT can process in a single sort application.
- Any valid ddname of the form SORTWKdd or SORTWKd can now be used for DASD work data sets (for example, SORTWK01, SORTWKC3, SORTWK2, SORTWK#5, SORTWKA, SORTWKXY and so on).
Limit of number of input datasets for sort JCL
The upper limit for the number of input data sets that can be specified and used for a Blockset merge application has been raised from 16 to 100. The use of more merge input data sets increases the maximum amount of data DFSORT can process in a single merge application.
Maximum limit for work datasets in DFSORT JCL
The maximum limit is 255