Thank you for replying so quickly guys.
George - I am aware that ADABAS was installed alongside Natural, and indeed I was able to open the SYSEXDDM system library and use this data in my program as per the “First Steps” guide. However, when I ran my program to read the data I got an error message saying that the database wasn’t running. This, coupled with the fact that the guide tells you to open the deprecated DBA Workbench program to start the database, made me think I had to have ADABAS Manager installed.
Ralph - the Start menu does have those items installed. Thank you for letting me know the commands to start and stop a database, I was struggling to find them on my own! If I have any more issues in the future I’ll use them.
I somehow managed to fix my issue yesterday. Initially I installed ADABAS, uninstalled everything but the Client and Manager and then tried to install Natural CE over the top. This still wasn’t working, but after uninstalling everything and just installing Natural CE it started working. Perhaps the service wasn’t running the first time. Your answers make it clearer to me how the ADABAS service co-operates with Natural so thank you for taking the time to reply. My only suggestion to the company would be to update the “First Steps” guide.