I am new to NATURAL. I have few questions ;
1. What are the break processing statements in Natural?
2. Which are the non database statements in natural?
3. If i have a field defined with #FIELD1 (A10000). Is it valid? I know that maximum alphanumeric field length is 253 bytes. Please clarify?
Education, education, education.
AT BREAK, PERFORM BREAK, IF BREAK, BEFORE BREAK
everything except READ, FIND, GET, GET SAME, UPDATE, DELETE, STORE
arguably, OBTAIN as well (but that is really just a note to the compiler)
A253 is the old (prior to Version 4) maximum length. 2 gig is the new maximum.
Demand an Adabas and Natural class. You will NOT learn Natural by asking basic questions from this list.
You should also learn to use Natural’s help facility, which has answers for all the questions you have asked.
And arguably (answer for 2) HISTOGRAM. Depends on your interpretation of the word “database”. I usually consider the term to refer to records only, whereas HISTOGRAM refers to the Associator’s inverted tables. Many people use the word “database” to include the Associator.
Can you please let me know how to use Natural's help facility?
If you have web access, go to: http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/documentation/
If you are using Natural on the mainframe, PF1 is the help key.
Neither the documentation, nor the help facility, is a replacement for education !!!