This section describes all changes and enhancements provided with Natural Version 9.1.1.
The SYSEXV utility gives you access to examples of new features available in the current and in some earlier versions of Natural. SYSEXV is described in the Utilities documentation.
All features previously supplied as selectable units are integrated in Natural Version 9.1.1. Selectable units are not yet available.
The naming conventions for data item modules have been changed to reflect the ICU version in the names of the data items.
The sections indicated for more information are contained in the Editors documentation, unless otherwise noted.
The DDM editor (SYSDDM utility) no longer supports SQL services for Natural for SQL (NSQ) and the DL/I services for DL/I on z/VSE platforms.
The sections indicated for more information are contained in the Utilities documentation, unless otherwise noted.
The DBLOG utility now also supports VSAM calls.
For more information, see the section DBLOG Utility - Logging Database Calls.
FIND direct command of the Object
Handler now also considers the save and catalog date of a Natural object in an
object search operation with specified date/time range.
For more information, see the new
option of the select-clause
of Natural Library Object and DDM Selection.
The new function Loaded Code Pages lists the already loaded code pages in the current Natural environment. For more information, see Loaded Code Pages in section SYSCP utility of the Utilities documentation and the Unicode and Code Page Support documentation.
- Enhanced SYSPARM TERM1ST Option
TERM1SToption of the
SYSPARMdirect command now also allows resetting a warning counter for
SYSPARMcommands that output return codes.
For more information, see
TERM1STin the basic command syntax of the
SYSPARMcommand in the section SYSPARM Utility.
- New SYSPARM LOWER Option for Lowercase Conversion
SYSPARMdirect command now provides the
LOWERoption to specify whether lowercase letters are converted to uppercase.
The SYSRPC utility is a subcomponent of Natural RPC: see SYSRPC Utility in the section Natural RPC.
- New Permanent Storage Segments Function
The new function Permanent Storage Segments displays permanently allocated storage segments. For more information, see Permanent Storage Segments in section SYSTP Utility of the Utilities documentation.
- Enhanced Natural Sub-Systems and Roll Server Information
The display of Natural Sub-Systems and Roll Server Information has been completely revised to provide an overview as well as detailed information screens. The new line command
Edisplays the ECSAD storage. For more information, see Natural Sub-Systems and Roll Server Information in section SYSTP Utility of the Utilities documentation.
- Transaction Response Time Evaluation
The Natural Profiler utility now provides the option to evaluate transactions and generate a transaction summary. The summary shows how many events occurred during execution of the transaction and the response time used by the transaction.
For more information, see Transaction Summary in the section Using the Profiler Utility in Batch Mode.
The sections indicated for more information are contained in the Parameter Reference documentation, unless otherwise noted.
||Pre-initialized Storage Thread Model Name||
This new profile parameter is used to save the contents of the Natural storage thread after static session initialization and to reuse it for other sessions in order to improve performance.
This parameter only applies if Natural for zIIP is installed with an additional module for pre-initialized thread support.
||Properties for External Programs||New Property for Standard Linkage under
||zIIP Processing (z/OS Only)||Disable Caching
for Print and Work Files