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COMPRESS with Edit Mask

Change Enhancement: It would be useful & intuitive for the COMPRESS statement to support Edit Masks. . Business Case: We waste a lot of statements & require temporary variables just to incorporate formatted fields into a message text. This...
Guest over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Monitoring 0 Released

WRITE WORK FILE / allow <work-file-number> to be a named constant

The syntax of the WRITE WORK FILE statement forces the to be an explicit numeric literal (ex: 1, 7, 22). It should be possible to use a named constant instead. Benefits: - code beomes more readable. - Searching inside a program becomes morehandy (...
Christian Held over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Released

NAT: COMPRESS LOGICAL variable

It is possible to MOVE a field of format L to a field of format A. But it is not possible to COMPRESS a field of format L into a field of format A. This should be made possible, following the rules of a MOVE: TRUE as x'E7' FALSE as x'40' Example...
Guest over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Released

Generate SYSOBJH WORKPLAN LISTs from Predict

Rather than hand-coding the WORKPLAN lists, would be better to have something like a Generation option in Predict to create the SYSOBJH WORKPLAN (in spite of the name clash with Predict's "workplan" feature). Enabling us to create and manipulate t...
Douglas Kelly over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Predict (PRD) 0 Released

Natural should be able to detect the problem with having the MF value and the static generation value different

Natural should be able to detect the problem with having the MF value and the static generation value different and either 1. automatically adjust in some fashion 2. at least, give a message that identifies the problem, so we don't have to spend 2...
Jay Baucher almost 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural for Db2 (NDB/NDB) 4 Released

Allow RPC from Natural without forcing ICU to be installed

Directly related to SI-458003 use RPC protocol 2050 without using ICU instead using Natural default code page. This was reviewed and suggested by Software AG RnD. Thanks, Chad Scott - Feb.24, 2022
Chad Scott about 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Natural Security (NSC) 1 Released

READ DESCENDING BY ISN

Background: Occasionally, we want to access the LAST record in a file, but there is no simple way to do this. For Adabas files with the option ISN-Reusage=No,a feature such as READ (1) DESCENDING BY ISN would achieve this requirement simply & ...

Dynamic RPC-Trace

We need the possibility to switch the NATURAL-RPC-Trace on / off dynamically. We have a lot of NATURAL-Batch-RPC-Servers with up to 40 Tasks. It is not possible to stop the Server in operation, but sometimes we need a trace of a running server, if...
Reiner Koester over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Released

NSC: Maintenance Log Records: output options

The output possibilities of Maintenance log records should be enhanced in the following way: 1. Only the modified fields should be listed, not the complete NSC profile of the object type (eg. Library, User). 2. In case of a modification, the 'old ...
Guest over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural Security (NSC) 0 Released

*TIMESTMP (B8) "overflow"

At 17.09.2042 the B8-Variable *TIMESTMP will be "full". In 23 year; compare it with the difference to year 2000. This variable is important. Is there a plan to solve the problem? In coordination with IBM (Store clock)? *TIMESTMP is use for time me...
Guest over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) 0 Released