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Automatic verification of a zaps Pre-req.

Natural and other product zaps regularly have prerequisites for example; * *+ZAP:NA93002 * -------- (C) Software AG, Darmstadt/Germany, 2012 -------- * ---------------- Release Date: 01.Nov.2012 --------------- * PRODUCT: NAT823 * PREREQ. : NA9222...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 1 Not in Plan

Allow for I8 datatype

OpenSystems hardware has it for a long time, z/Series has it for quite a while now, so by now there is no platform NOT natively supporting 64-bit arithmetic. So please introduce an I8 datatype into Natural - on all supported platforms (and NOC as ...
Wolfgang Winter almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 1 Future consideration

Introduce User-Defined Data Types

There is a SAG strategie (or statement)called "ADABAS & NATURAL 2050+" Based on this I would like to have "User-Defined Data Types". I assume that the audience is familiar with this concept. When NATURAL was introduced it was called a 4-GL lan...
Christian Held almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Not in Plan

Identify which skeleton's are used when JCL is generated in SMA

When JCL is generated for a JOB in SMA, we do not know which SKELETON's are being used. If we need to customize the SKELETON to meet customer standards then we have to hunt for the right skeleton that was pulled in. What I ended up doing was addin...
Raul Chiriboga 3 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Planned

Natural Buffer Pool (SYSBPM): TotalUC#2 new Use count field for depicting Level-1 executions of natural objects

Under Natural Buffer Pool (SYSBPM), we noticed while investigating a performance issue in production that when a Natural Object has multi-level, the TotalUC value for the primary object is a cumulative sum of all the sub-routines being called. Th...
Zaffer Khan 15 days ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 New

NAT: Numeric target operands in SEPARATE statement desired

Unfortunately it is not possible with the SEPARATE statement to assign numeric values directly to numeric target fields. Message: NAT0240 Operand format invalid. Format A, B or U expected. So, sometimes laborious redefinitions are necessary. It wo...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 1 Not in Plan

Naural API to retrieve 'DUMP ZAPS' information

It would be nice to have an API method of retrieving the information provided by the DUMP ZAPS command. When working with the application and testing of zaps applied to the various core and sub-product components of Natural, having a programmatic ...
David Gahring 5 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 3 Under development

FIND NUMBER RECORDS ...

Background: Currently, Natural has no "generic" way to find the number of records loaded in an Adabas file. Natural must always use the name of a file-specific descriptor which is "known to be populated for every record". e.g. FIND NUMBER EMPLOYES...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 1 Not in Plan

Filler notation for WRITE WORK FILE

Enhancement Request: Please consider allowing filler notation (nX) with the WRITE WORK FILE statement. Example: WRITE WORK FILE 1 VARIABLE #VAR1 2X #VAR2 5X #VAR3 Reason: Filler notation is intuitive and gives a consistent feel to the language syn...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 1 Not in Plan

Functions SEARCH and VERIFY

PL/1 offers three similar functions for looking in strings: INDEX, which resembles our EXAMINE ... FOR ... POSITION IN .... SEARCH, which returns the position of the first matching character of a given set in a target string VERIFY, which returns ...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 2 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Under Review