Creating a Project

The first step in creating an application is to create an Eclipse project. You are going to create a local project as you will develop and run the application on your machine.

To do this:

  1. Launch Enterprise Developer. Specify a path for the Eclipse workspace when prompted.

    If this is the first time you start Eclipse, the IDE displays the Eclipse Welcome page. Click Open Team Developer Perspective which is the default perspective in Enterprise Developer.

    If the IDE does not start in the Team Developer perspective, to change to it, click Window > Perspective > Open Perspective > Other, click Team Developer (default), and then click Open.

    Perspectives are an Eclipse concept and they include the views, menus, and options relevant to your activity. The Team Developer perspective shows the Application Explorer view, Outline, and Console views, among others. The perspective is customizable, so you can choose your own views.

  2. Select File > New > Other.

    The New dialog box is displayed.

  3. Expand Micro Focus COBOL folder, and then click COBOL Project.
  4. Click Next.

    The New COBOL Project dialog box is displayed.

  5. In the Project name field, type tictac.
  6. By default, the project will be created in the workspace that you selected when you started the Eclipse session. You can change this by un-checking Use default location and selecting a different location.
  7. Click Finish.
You have now created a COBOL project and it is displayed in the Application Explorer view under the Enterprise Development Projects.