4.2.19 SAME SORT AREA Clause
>_Workstation_> Under AIX, OS/2, and Windows, the SAME SORT AREA clause is
treated as a comment. <_Workstation_<
The SAME SORT AREA clause is syntax checked but has no effect on the
execution of the program.
When the SAME SORT AREA clause is specified, at least one file-name
specified must name a sort file. Files that are not sort files can also
be specified. The following rules apply:
Must be specified in the FILE-CONTROL paragraph of the same program.
File-name-3 and file-name-4 cannot reference an external file
- More than one SAME SORT AREA clause can be specified. However, a
given sort file must not be named in more than one such clause.
- If a file that is not a sort file is named in both a SAME AREA clause
and in one or more SAME SORT AREA clauses, all the files in the SAME
AREA clause must also appear in that SAME SORT AREA clause.
- Files named in a SAME SORT AREA clause need not have the same
organization or access.
- Files named in a SAME SORT AREA clause that are not sort files do not
share storage with each other unless the user names them in a SAME
AREA or SAME RECORD AREA clause.
- During the execution of a SORT or MERGE statement that refers to a
sort or merge file named in this clause, any nonsort or nonmerge files
associated with file-names named in this clause must not be in the
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