The RELEASE statement transfers records from an input/output area to the initial phase of a sorting operation.
The RELEASE statement can only be used within the range of an INPUT PROCEDURE associated with a SORT statement.
___ Format _____________________________________________________________ | | | >>__RELEASE__record-name-1__ ____________________ __________________>< | | |_FROM__identifier-1_| | | | |________________________________________________________________________|Within an INPUT PROCEDURE, at least one RELEASE statement must be specified.
When the RELEASE statement is executed, the current contents of record-name-1 are placed in the sort file; that is, made available to the initial phase of the sorting operation.
MOVE identifier-1 to record-name-1. RELEASE record-name-1.The MOVE is performed according to the rules for the MOVE statement without the CORRESPONDING phrase.
After the RELEASE statement is executed, the information is still available in identifier-1. (See "INTO/FROM Identifier Phrase" under "Common Processing Facilities" in topic 188.8.131.52.)
If the SD entry is specified in a SAME RECORD AREA clause, record-name-1 is still available as a record of the other files named in that clause.
When FROM identifier-1 is specified, the information is still available in identifier-1.
When control passes from the INPUT PROCEDURE, the sort file consists of all those records placed in it by execution of RELEASE statements.
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