CICS/QSORT is a facility for online sorting within CICS. CICS/QSORT sorts a temporary storage queue of records up to 1,000 characters. Up to ten sort fields are allowed. Queues of several thousand records can be sorted efficiently without impacting other CICS applications. The CICS application program builds the temporary storage queue and links to CICS/QSORT. CICS/QSORT sorts the records and returns to the application program which reads the sorted queue. CICS/QSORT’s techniques are fully compatible with the CICS operating environment. There are no hooks into or modifications of CICS.