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File Compare - Compares 2 versions of a file:

Compare any combination of:
• Vsam KSDS dataset. Processed forwards or backwards.
• Vsam ESDS dataset. Processed forwards or backwards.
• Vsam RRDS dataset. Processed forwards or backwards.
• Tape or Disk (Q)Sam fixed block, fixed record length file.
• Tape or Disk (Q)Sam fixed record length file.
• Tape or Disk (Q)Sam variable block, variable record length file.
• Tape or Disk (Q)Sam variable record length file.

All combinations of block length and record length.
Up to 8 concatenated keys with a total length of up to 256 bytes.
Discrete or Overlapping keys.
All keys can be ascending or descending.
Select any of the following to be printed:
• Added records.
• Deleted records.
• Equal records.
• Not-equal, before and after records.

Record selection to include or exclude records.
Record skipping allows the first portion of a file to be skipped.
Provides ability to include/ignore portions of a record.
End-of-File forcing prevents reading all records in a file.
Compare can be ended based on threshold of unequal records.
Print records in:
• Character format.
• Hexadecimal format.
• Character and hexadecimal format.

All keys in records are underlined by '_'.
All differences in records are underlined by '*'.
End of job statistics show:
• Number of records on the Old file.
• Number of records selected from the Old file.
• Number of records on the New file.
• Number of records selected from the New file.
• Number of EQUAL records.
• Number of NOT-EQUAL records.
• Number of DELETED records.
• Number of ADDED records.

Ability to include/exclude portions of a record from comparison.