Create an API

My team supports an application running ADABAS/NATURAL on the mainframe. We have been asked to create an API to the application. We do not have EntireX, and I seriously doubt the customer will buy it to create one API.

Is it possible to create an API using NATURAL (or COBOL) on its own with no other software? If so, doesn’t anybody have an example that could be used as a starting point?


A recent thread on SAG-L, the Software AG-related Listserv sponsored by University of Arkansas, may be helpful. Search for “zOS Connect” and read Darrell Davenport’s post.

Thanks Ralph, that was helpful.

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