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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 3 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

Gen DDM using Predict plug-in (private-mode)

While working in Private Mode using NaturalOne, I need to modify an Adabas Numeric field length. I am using Predict plug-in, and then I am generating the DDM. At this stage, only one Natural developer should change the necessary modules in his Pri...
Hezi Shirazi 8 months ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 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 9 months ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 2 Future consideration

Optimize finding "related" object to be cataloged during deployment

With very large applications the time it takes to analyze an the application to decide which sources have to be cataloged when a set up sources has been modified and uploaded.It seems that the current routine is optimized for "small" sets of sourc...
Jesper Orland 11 months ago in NaturalONE / NaturalONE (ONE) 0 Future consideration

Parameter SUBSID in NDV configuration

We had recently iTrac NATMF-28544: "NDV server ABEND U4087 during clean-up at SESSION_TIMEOUT". Analysis of the problem showed that a LX value for NATASM was 0, and further that the subsystem name was "$#@$", because customer had migrated from NAT...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 11 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural Development Server (NDV) 0 Future consideration

New System Variable B9-TIMESTMP

For a simpler conversion from the System Variable *TIMESTMP, which expires in 2042, to a timestamp extended by a leading epoch byte, a new System Variable in the format B9 would be helpful. This should be structured analogously to the already plan...
Detlef Ziermann 11 months ago in Natural for Linux and Cloud 1 Future consideration

Function "ODD()"

If you want to know if a number is odd or even, you can do the following now: IF #I <> #I / 2 * 2 THEN ... END-IF This takes however quite a bit of CPU, but it can already by simplified by following declarations: 1 #I (I4)1 REDEFINE #I 2 FIL...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 12 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

NOP: Export Feature Schedule Definition

Comment of the requester Herr Schneider on 2023-07-25: From my point of view, there is no need for the change we want for the other customers, but there is also no contradiction. Therefore, from my point of view, the change could be analysed furth...
Georg Schmitt 12 months ago in Entire System Management and Cronus / Entire Operation (NOP) / Entire Operations GUI client (OGC) 0 Future consideration

Mainframe Navigation needs additional features

Mainframe Navigation view (which requires Entire System Server on the mainframe) needs more features to be really useful. Some examples: Jobs list should include a date/time when job ended (inactive) or was submitted (Active Jobs tree) view of a J...
Douglas Kelly about 1 year ago in NaturalONE / Usability 0 Future consideration

AND, OR, XOR for binary fields

It is currently not possible to do any "binary" operation on binary fields, like AND, OR, XOR or NOT. This makes declarations of particular bit-constants quasi useless, e.g. ... 3 #TB_VDT_FLAG (B01) /* various property flags...1 #TB_VDT_FLAG_VALUE...
Philippe Van Coppenolle about 1 year ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration