How to create an Employee File and Retrieve data from the file

I am trying to learn ADABAS. Have successfully installed Adabas Community Edition. In database administration on ADABAS manger, I could view the database and file I created. But to progress further, I need support.

I have created a 149 Database and created an Employee file.

  1. How do I insert records to this file ?
  2. How to view the data which has been inserted using STEP 1.
  3. Do I need any additional software like Natural to do Both STEP 1 and STEP 2.

Any information in appreciated. Any Beginners Manual would help me…

Sindhu Jose

The easiest way is to download the Adabas & Natural Community and use NaturalOne for your database access.

There use “Adabas & Natural Community Edition for Docker® with NaturalONE”

There are videos available how to start with NaturalOne in case you are not familiar with it.

Have fun,

Thanks a lot Wolfgang !!

This will help me started.


If you aren’t familiar with Eclipse, upon which NaturalONE is based, then try Natural for Windows instead. You’ll find it simpler to navigate because it’s focused on Natural.