INPUT Statement Extraction

You can select Natural objects (such as programs) that contain INPUT statements and create map extract files for them. The map extract files can then be used by the Convert Map function, which belongs to the core functionality of NaturalONE, to create Natural for Ajax page layouts. See also Map Conversion in the Natural for Ajax documentation.

Start of instruction setTo create the map extract files

  1. In the Natural Server view, select one of the following:

    • one or more programs, subprograms, subroutines or helproutines,

    • one or more group folders with the names Programs, Subprograms, Subroutines and/or Helproutines, or

    • one or more libraries containing the above-mentioned object types.

  2. Invoke the context menu and choose Natural Engineer > Extract Xml from Inline Input to new Project (or press ALT+SHIFT+I).

    A dialog box appears and you can specify a project name. The name of the (first) selected node is offered as the default name. When a project with this name already exists in your workspace, the dialog box informs you and you have to specify a project name that is not yet used.

    extract to new project

    The dialog boxes for the extract functionality are similar to those used by the normal download functionality of NaturalONE. For information on the options in the above dialog box, see Downloading an Existing Library or Object from a Natural Server in Using NaturalONE.

    Invoke the context menu and choose Natural Engineer > Extract Xml from Inline Input to existing Project (or press ALT+SHIFT+J).

    In this case, a dialog box appears in which you have to select the project.

    extract to existing project

  3. Choose the OK button to continue.

    During the extraction process, the Natural Engineer console in the Console view shows diagnostic messages.

    After the process has been completed, the newly created map extract files are shown in the Navigator view or Natural Navigator view (in the RES subfolder of the appropriate library).

    The naming standard for the created files is <object-name>_<nnnn>.njx where object-name is the name of the Natural object containing the INPUT statement and nnnn is the line number where the INPUT statement appears in the object.