A Natural development server can be assigned user-specific environments. These environments can be set within the Natural Configuration Utility.
When a client maps to a server, the server is accessing the NDV environment section of the corresponding port inside the global configuration file and is looking for the corresponding user ID. If the user ID section is found, the corresponding environment will be created and the new Natural session will be started with the following environment:
If no environment is available for the current user, only the server environment will be taken as the Natural session's environment.
NDVSESSION is provided to
control the starting of Natural sessions. With this variable it is possible to
run a server with the ability to start different natural sessions depending on
the mapped user.
NDVSESSION setting has a higher
priority than the
-start option of the server.
Suppose an NDV server is started with the option
-s=naturalsec and a user has specified
NDVSESSION=mynatural, then the session
"mynatural" will be launched for this user.
For further information, refer to NDV Environment Assignments in the Natural for UNIX Configuration Utility documentation.
Natural Single Point of Development provides the following user exit:
||This exit is invoked before a Natural source
object or a DDM is edited. It can be used to reject editing of certain sources.
The source code of this exit is delivered in the library
*) The sources of these user exit routines are named
nn denotes the number of the user exit
To make a user exit routine available
Copy the source code from
SYSLIB into a user
Catalog it under the name
Copy it back into the Natural system library
The name of each user exit source is different from the name of the corresponding cataloged object. This guarantees that the object is not affected if the user exit source is overwritten by an installation update.
For further details, see the source code of the user exit routines
NDV-SXnn in the Natural system library