- Natural version 3 upgrade
- All Peek modules are now compiled under Natural version 3.1. Sites running
Natural 3 or Natural 4 will be able to execute these modules without any problems.
- Larger internal array sizes
- The internal limit of 300 fields per DDM has been raised to 600. This will reduce
the need to use User DDMs. It is planned that User
DDMs will be phased out in future Peek releases.
- Collation descriptors
- Files may be accessed via the new Adabas Collation descriptors.
- Support for Natural version 4 modules
- When an LDA or module is specified as the source of a Natural file view, Peek reads
the object code to obtain the list of LDA fields. Each new version of Natural
usually changes the internal layout of the object code.
- Updating of multiple records
- The MOD command is now available from the Report (multi-record) Screen.
Each record is modifiable, however only the records that are changed
are actually updated.
- UDB support
- The UDB parameter may now be modified from
- Site-specified help screens
- Each site may now provide their own specific help
screens, in addition to, or in place of the screens supplied with
Peek. These help screens may be in any language.
- Multiple language support
- Limited support for languages other than English is now provided.
- Adabas 6.1 support
- Adabas version 6.1 now allows a Read Descending command. This is supported
by PEEK via the LD command from the keys screen.
Once this access method has been selected, all records will appear in
Two-byte database and file numbers are also supported.
- User exits to format data
- The file preferences window now allows
entry of the name of a user-exit which will
be called whenever certain fields from the current file are to be displayed.
This user-exit may modify the data before it is shown on the screen.
- File linking
- You can now switch from one file access to another via a single PF-key
(See description). Additionally, you may
select field values from the first access to be used as a starting value
for the second access.
- Selection window for where criteria
- When specifying where criteria, you may now select
fields from a scrolling window.
- Field prefix suppression
- Each file may have a standard field prefix
defined. Any field names that begin with that prefix will have the prefix removed
from the displayed field name.
- Scrolling during update
- When adding or modifying
a record you can now scroll through the various pages and screens of that
record and still remain in update mode. Be aware however that an ET is done
for each screen after every ENTER or PF key.
- 10 fields per redefinition
- The number of fields in a redefinition has been
expanded from 7 to 10.
- File views in programs
- You can now specify a program or subprogram name on the
file screen in order to use any file views
contained therein. This is identical to specifying an LDA.
- Automatic program generation
- From either browsing screen you may now use the
GEN command to generate a NATURAL
source program. This program can be modified and saved if required,
and then run to produce a report based on the current file access,
including any starting values, where criteria and edit masks.