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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 20 days ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 New

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

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

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

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

Userexit to write SMF records without switching into TCB mode

We have an ongoing Assembler replacement project and want to get rid of a routine which writes SMF records for statistics data. This routine is called around 60 million times a day from RPC transactions. Every call causes a switch from zIIP to the GP
Alexander Schuster about 1 year ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Under development

Need the SYSOBJH Statistics user-exit to get stats of each library separately.

Need the SYSOBJH Statistics user-exit to get stats of each Natural library separately. Currently, It returns the statistics of the complete SYSOBJH command used.
Arun Thomas Abraham almost 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Future consideration

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

Weitere Werte für Parameter DBUPD

Der Paramter DBUPD zusätzlich noch weitere Werte zur Steuerung des Verhaltens bei Datenbankupdates erhalten: Vorschlag: - DBUPD=ON -> so wie jetzt - ganz normale DB-UPDATES- DBUPD=OFF -> so wie jetzt - generiert Warnung (ev. Synonym DBUPD=WA...
Guest almost 3 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 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