Changing Players Attributes

Hey all been a long time since I have been around the DayZ community. Now that server files are released I would like to get back into some server modding / hosting etc... I have played around with the server to some degree but I have noticed quite a few changes. So I guess I will start with the most simple one so far. In the database we no longer have positions or inventory or anything of that sort.. Can these values still be edited or are they not accessible any longer? For example if I want to change a players position or give them an item etc... Thanks for the help in advance.