Within the New Features documentation of UniVerse 11.1 is a section call Miscellaneous New Features which explains how to use a subroutine within a indexed field for auditing – index-based subroutines! This method of calling a subroutine during file access is suggested as a light-weight alternative to triggers.

Do Not Do This.

Rocket Software have released a U2 Techconnect Alert regarding a similar process,  as usage may result in locks which do not release.

It’s a pity, as I thought that the idea was interesting and had some uses.

And it’s nice of them to make it public rather than a VAR only tech note.