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Allow (CV=) after a literal string

Natural allows the use of dynamic control variables during INPUT and WRITE. BUT: the use of those (CV=<control_variable>) is restricted to a variable, not to a literal text. If you want to have a different visual behavior for a string, you m...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 2 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

Be able open an object quickly, by name

I would like NaturalONE to be able to quickly open an object if the developer just have the name of the object. If you want to open an object in the server view, you need first to find that object. If it is in a large library, you will need to gue...
Guest almost 3 years ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 0 Future consideration

Parameter and Local Variables for Inline Subroutines

Since I´ve been programming Natural (30 Years!) I miss the possibility to give my Natural Programs a good structure by defining exactly the scope of variables used in inline subroutines as it is possible in all established programming languages li...
Georg Kratz-Kummetz almost 3 years ago in Natural for Linux and Cloud / Natural (NAT) 0 Future consideration

Online reorder of data should not write gigabytes on p-log

Stop or make optional the writing of records moved by online reorder to the protection log. do this to reduce the critical recovery time (restore and regenerate). When you do an online reorder of an Adabas file in a given descriptor sequence the r...
Bjarne Soerensen almost 3 years ago in Adabas for z/OS / Adabas (ADA-zOS) 0 Future consideration

Mapping Natural Server using the environment name.

We work with about 10 different environments, which include Test environments, QA environments, and Production environments, all on the same MF. Mapping Natural Server to an environment is done by referring to the Host Name & Port Number for t...
Menashe Cohen 8 months ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 2 Future consideration

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

Stored procedure and triggers (LUW)

the trigger function is not available in Adabas on LUW. We want to execute actions if the content of an adabas field is changed. --- Rerouting to Linux. Was: LUW
Guest almost 3 years ago in Adabas for Linux and Cloud / Adabas (ADA-Linux) / Re-Hosting 0 Future consideration

What are the ADABAS-DBIDs my current Natural session is connected to?

What are the ADABAS-DBIDs my current Natural session is connected to? There's no USR-Subprogram giving the answer to that question. Sample:Imagine the following: Let's say my UDB is set to 001. DEFINE DATA LOCAL 01 VIEW01 VIEW MYFILE1-DB12 /* DBID...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for Linux and Cloud / Natural (NAT) 2 Future consideration

NaturalONE - Map Layout orientation option on Editor

It will be useful for developers to have a button/option of switching the Map-Layout orientation on the editor itself, rather than going and choosing it each time from the preferences menu.
Arun Thomas Abraham over 1 year ago in NaturalONE 1 Future consideration

Natural One Version 8.3.6 - Mainframe Navigation

Please find below our comments as regards Natural One Version 8.3.6 bundle Mainframe Navigation facility. · Our suggestion for improvement 1. When editing z/OS JCL no JCL syntax highlighting facility is available. 2. Provide at least one h...
Guest almost 3 years ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 0 Future consideration