Folder and File Properties

Folders and files in your native COBOL projects immediately inherit their properties from the current build configuration (and the build configuration inherits from the project settings).

You can override some of the inherited settings at the folder or at the file level. To do this:

  1. In COBOL Explorer, right-click a folder or file, and then select Properties.
  2. In the left-hand pane, select one of the available headings to display its settings in the right-hand pane.
  3. Change the settings as required.
    Note: If you select the COBOL heading, you must first select Enable file specific settings before you can edit the settings.
  4. Click Apply, and then click Apply and Close.

To view all directives that apply to the file, click the COBOL > Directives page in the file properties.

Note: For folders or individual files, you can only enable an SQL preprocessor or Additional Preprocessors if there are no preprocessors enabled in project settings or for the build configuration. The preprocessor that is available at file level is the one that has been selected last at project or build configuration level.

You can change the preprocessor that is available at file level by first selecting it at project level (or in the build configuration settings) and then removing it from the project's settings.