To create a remote mainframe project

Restriction: This feature requires that Micro Focus Enterprise Developer UNIX Components is installed on the remote machine.
  1. While in the Team Developer perspective, click File > New > Other.
  2. Expand Micro Focus COBOL.
  3. Expand Remote Projects, click Remote Mainframe COBOL Project, and then click Next.
  4. In the Remote Mainframe COBOL Project wizard, type a project name.
  5. In the Choose file system list, select the file system you want to use and click Next.
  6. Select the required project template on which to base your project, and click Next.
    Note: By default, two templates are available for you to choose from: Micro Focus template [32 bit] or Micro Focus template [64 bit]; others may be available if the template preferences have been previously configured. Alternatively, click Browse for template and select another template.
  7. If you chose Network File System (Samba, NFS), in the Location field, specify the path with which to locate the project on the local machine.
    Tip: Select Use default location to use your current workspace.
  8. In the Remote settings section, in the Connection name field, choose the remote connection.
    Note: Only existing connections using your chosen file system are displayed; if the remote host connection is not listed when you click the Connection name field, click New Connection and use the New Connection wizard to create a new one.
  9. In the Remote location field, enter the location of the project on the remote host. You can use the Browse dialog box to browse the remote host's file system.

    For a network file system such as NFS or Samba, the Remote location value should be the UNIX/Linux representation of the path as specified in Location. For example, a location of X:NFS-mounted-drive-location\project-name should be represented by a remote location of /home/users/my-folder.

  10. Click Finish.

    The project is created and appears in the Application Explorer view.

To change any of the connection settings afterwards, open the Remote Systems Explorer perspective, right-click on the connection and select Properties > Connector Services.

RSE is a feature supplied by the Eclipse Foundation. Extensive documentation on RSE, including architecture, API, tutorials and reference can be found on the Eclipse website.

If you are creating a Micro Focus Mainframe COBOL Project or Remote Mainframe Project
By default, the COBOL Explorer view shows JCL programs (which have an extension of .jcl), BMS mapset files (.bms), macros (.mac), and IMS resources (.dbd, .mfs, and .psb files) grouped into corresponding categories. Files with these extensions are automatically put in the requisite categories when you add them to the project.
Note: Files are not grouped into categories when viewed in Application Explorer view.
When you build the project:
  • .bms files are compiled to .MOD files and added to the bin folder for that particular build configuration.
  • if there are any .dbd files, dbd_filename.ACB, DBDGEN2.DAT, DBDGEN2F.DAT and dbd_filename.LST are created and added to the project.
  • if there are any .psb files, PSBGEN3.DAT and psb_filename.LST are created and added to the project.
  • if there are any .mfs files, mfs_filename.LST is created and added to the project.