I am curious as to the plans for Natural to be fully functional in its communication to Adabas. For example, it would be nice to have a DELETE FILE action for any file that has pgmrefresh activated. This way programmes can stop writng programs with husge READ / DELETE loops. There are other possibilities as well, like STORE CHECKPOINT, READ / GET RECORD WITH HOLD so that programmers do not have to put fake UPDATES into the programs just so that this module has the right to put a record on hold, coupled with RELEASE RECORD ().
The point is obvious. Natural is the premier interface to your industrial strength database, and yet one can domore with direct calls than in Natural. This no longer makes any sense in 2005.[/b]