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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 6 days ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Under Review

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 27 days ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Planned

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 3 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 3 Under development

Encrypt NSC Password to FIPS 140-3 Compliance

The current standard of encrypting the Natural Security password with Electronic Code Book (ECB) encryption to not comply with IRS standards. Enhance Natural Security so that the NSC password is encrypted to meet FIPS 140-3 compliance.
Gary Athaide 5 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural Security (NSC) 0 Under Review

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 6 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural Development Server (NDV) 0 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 7 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

ISP Editor - keep range selection after applying the range to a "copy" or "move"

More and more ISP users, since program editor disabled. ISP - feature idea (from EVI): the ISP editor should keep the range selection (e.g. lines 5 - 10) after a copy or move command. This is done by the program editor.
Georg Schmitt 7 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural ISPF (ISP) 0 Under Review

Decrypt NSC records from PLOG

From SI-505073, create a utility to allow the decryption of NSC records after they have been extracted from a PLOG. This would be an alternative / secondary way to retrieve modifications to the FSEC when the NSC logging records are not available. ...
Chad Scott 9 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural Security (NSC) 0 Under Review

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

New Parameter for ZIIP switching

When our Batch Natural for Ziip JOBS do a lot of I/Os the switching that happens even when using the I/O buffer causes the elapsed time to increase & greatly affects the batch window, which is unacceptable. I propose a new parameter to allevia...
Ilan Hirschowitz 10 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural for zIIP (NAZ) 0 Not in Plan