Micro Focus Mainframe Express™

User's Guide


Issue 2
June 1999

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This User's Guide describes the everyday use of Mainframe Express and its options. Mainframe Express is the MERANT product that enables programmers to do development work on mainframe applications in a PC environment.


This User's Guide is for COBOL programmers who are using Mainframe Express to create or maintain applications.

Related Publications

If you are new to Mainframe Express, you should read Getting Started.

For more detailed technical information about Mainframe Express and its options, read the following on-line books:


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