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Create a user exit in SYSEXT to perform a SCAN across all FUSER or FNAT

Create a user exit in SYSEXT to perform a SCAN across all FUSER or FNAT .It can be similar to the existing SCAN tool. The replace function is not required and may be a bit dangerous. This way we can search all source code for a specific string, be...
Dana Sherbondy 2 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Utilities 2 Not in Plan

Allow wildcard notation “?” inside input edit mask for MOVE EDITED

With the MOVE EDITED statement you can apply an edit mask for Operand1 to output a field of any format (except H/C) into an alpha string (A/U/B) with a specific layout described by the edit mask. The edit mask can be considered as an output edit m...
Thomas Frischmann 3 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Under Review

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

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 4 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 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 6 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Under development

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 8 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 about 1 year ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural ISPF (ISP) 1 Not in Plan