A product license file for Natural is required.
A product license file for Natural is required. In addition, product license files are required for Natural Batch for zIIP, Natural for CICS for zIIP, Natural for Com-plete for zIIP and Natural for IMS for zIIP, if installed.
For information on Software AG's mainframe product licensing, see the Software AG Mainframe Product Licensing documentation.
This section describes the changes in the installation process of base Natural and the Natural add-on products released with this Natural version.
The sections indicated for more information are contained in the Natural Installation documentation, unless otherwise noted.
For installation guidance and information on new or changed System Maintenance Aid (SMA) parameters and Natural features, you can view the product-specific Readme files by using the appropriate SMA function.
To view a product-specific Readme
From the product list on an SMA
Maintenance screen, execute the
RM (Show Readme File) command
for the required product(s).
The ICU data libraries provided as Natural load modules with ICS (International Components for Unicode for Software AG) have changed due to the new ICU version (see also ICU Version Upgrade):
|ICS 2.2.1 / ICS 2.2.2 Library Name||ICS 3.1.1 does not support Data Libraries|
ICSDT58X is not supplied for z/VSE, nor BS2000.
However, you can create a user-defined ICU data library (see
ICU Data Library) or use single
items as described in the Unicode and Code Page
For details on ICU data libraries, see the relevant section in the Unicode and Code Page Support documentation.
This section provides the latest information for this Natural release regarding compatibility with earlier versions of Natural for Mainframes as well as with Natural on other platforms.
For information regarding Software AG product compatibility with IBM platforms and any IBM requirements for Software AG products, please review the Product Compatibility for IBM Platforms web page at http://www.softwareag.com/.
The following table lists Natural Version 8.2 Zaps and the special purposes they support:
|NA93189||Suppress NAT3145 error information||Suppress extra L2 calls to Adabas
after a NAT3145 error has occurred.
If this Zap is applied, the application programming interface USR8202N no longer provides extended information on the NAT3145 error message.
|NA93228||Migrate old maps||Provide option to migrate Natural Version 4 maps that contain erroneous numeric field definitions to Natural Version 8.2.|
|NA95017, NA95018, NA95019, NA95020, NA95021 and NA95022||Support for the Arabic shaped format||Keeps the shaped format of Arabic characters produced in a previous Natural version.|
|NA95038||Resolve problems (RSP=46) during Natural mainframe calls to Adabas LUW||Resolve problems that can arise when
Natural calls Adabas on Linux, UNIX or Windows from a mainframe platform: an
unexpected RSP=46 can occur if a
|NA96036||Define Arabic comma as special character||The Arabic comma is not defined as a
special character in Natural.
If this Zap is applied, the Arabic comma is treated as a special character.
|NA97176||Support for the Arabic shaped format||Correct mirroring error of characters like bracket signs.|
If ICS Version 3.1.1 is used with a Natural Development Server on z/OS in batch mode the ICS load library must be added to the STEPLIB concatenation in the NDV startup job.
Additionally, if the Natural Development Server is configured to
impersonate the NDV clients (SECURITY_MODE=IMPERSONATE or SECURITY_MODE=LOCAL)
the ICS load library must be added to the
Sdefined to the program
ralt program ** addmem('ICS311 load library'//NOPADCHK) uacc(read)