You can migrate from the old utilities NATUNLD/NATLOAD and SYSTRANS to the Object Handler by using the two methods described in this section.
You can convert NATUNLD/NATLOAD or SYSTRANS direct commands to the corresponding Object Handler commands by using the Object Handler commands provided for migration. These migration commands automatically convert the command syntax used by the old utilities to the command syntax used by the Object Handler.
To convert a single command
Use one of the following Object Handler direct commands:
followed by a NATUNLD direct command.
followed by a NATLOAD direct command.
followed by a SYSTRANS direct command.
The specified utility command is converted to the corresponding Object Handler command.
Specify any subsequent command for the Object Handler in the syntax that applies to the utility NATUNLD, NATLOAD or SYSTRANS respectively.
The syntax of this utility remains valid for the duration of the Object Handler session.
The following is an example of two consecutive NATUNLD utility commands and their corresponding Object Handler commands.
|Old NATUNLD commands:||
|New Object Handler command:||
|Subsequent Object Handler command in NATUNLD syntax:|
The following is an example of two consecutive SYSTRANS utility commands and their corresponding Object Handler commands.
|Old SYSTRANS commands:||
|New Object Handler command:||
|Subsequent Object Handler command in SYSTRANS syntax:||
The following is an example of processing a SYSTRANS utility command in batch by using map input data, and the corresponding Object Handler command and input data.
Old SYSTRANS batch sequence:
SYSTRANS U N,N,N,Y,N,N,N,N N SRCLIB1,PGM1,*,TGTLIB1
New Object Handler batch sequence:
SYSOBJH SYSTRANS U N,N,N,Y,N,N,N,N N SRCLIB1,PGM1,*,TGTLIB1
As an alternative to redefining each single utility command, you can
specify in a user exit routine that utility commands call
SYSOBJH for function execution. This routine
determines whether or not a direct commands issued to NATUNLD/NATLOD or
SYSTRANS is forwarded as an
SYSOBJH command to the
To activate the user exit routine
SAVE source object U-S-EX03 under
the name UNLDEX03 in the Natural system library SYSUNLD. The source object is
supplied in SYSUNLD.
SAVE source object TRA-E2-S under
the name TRA-EX-2 in the Natural system library SYSTRANS. The source object is
supplied in SYSTRANS.
Open the source of UNLDEX03 or TRA-EX-2 respectively and set
Y (this is the default value
N will deactivate the user exit routine.
You can define conditions for use such as when the Object Handler is to be used instead of an old utility or who is authorized to use the Object Handler.
You can use the OBJHAPI Application Programming Interface (supplied in the Natural system library SYSOBJH) to execute an Object Handler command in the syntax of the SYSTRANS utility.
If you use OBJHAPI for this purpose, you have to specify the
P-EXTENSIONS-EXEC-SYSTRANS-CMD in the program
that invokes OBJHAPI. For details, see the example program DOC-API supplied in
the library SYSOBJH.
The Object Handler does not support the following SYSTRANS direct