Version 2003a

Opttech Sort Version 2003a is our latest version for Windows, Linux, and C Source Code.

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Features and Specifications

 New Features and Improvements

 Enhanced output record processing:

  • Output record data conversions: fixed and floating-point binary to ASCII
  • Outrec Parameter now supports delimited fields
  • Convert variable length fields to fixed length fields
  • Convert variable length records to fixed length records
  • Fixed and floating point ASCII conversion with left or right justification and zero fill capability
  • Selectively convert EBCDIC data to ASCII and ASCII data to EBCDIC
  • Insert ASCII or binary record length into your output records
  • Insert repeated literal values (ASCII, HEX, etc.) into your output records
  • Trim blanks from the left, right, or both sides of the field

New fieldtypes supported:

  • Currency Fieldtype.  Sort, merge, select, or sum on currency fields.  The Currency Fieldtype is an 8 byte integer with four implied decimal digits (Microsoft format).
  • Many new date formats, including:
  • U.S. Date Fieldtype stored as MM/DD/YYYY, MM-DD-YYYY, MM/DD/YY, MM-DD-YY, M/D/YY, or M-D-YY. 
  • Century Date stored as YYYY/MM/DD, YYYY-MM-DD, YY/MM/DD, YY-MM-DD, YY/M/D, or YY-M-D.
  • European Date stored as DD/MM/YYYY, DD-MM-YYYY, DD/MM/YY, DD-MM-YY, D/M/YY, or D-M-YY. 
  • IP Address (Internet Protocol)

Other recently added features and enhancements:

  • Dupsurplus Parameter.  Output the records that are left out by the Dupout Parameter

  • Log Parameter.  Writes a text file containing Opttech Sort execution information

  • Support for Unlimited File Sizes:  Processes Files of 4 Gigabytes and Above

  • Easy to UseŚNew Windows Graphical User Interface with Batch Processing Options, Test Data Generator and Sort Execution Log (Windows)

  • Command Line and Callable Interfaces Supported and Enhanced

  • New Printed Manual and Full Windows On-line Help (Windows)

  • Dramatically Improved Memory Usage for Faster Sorting

  • More Flexible Control Statement Format

  • Virtually Unlimited Number of Control Fields

  • Long File Name Support

  • Debug Parameter

  • Enhanced Error Code Information




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