Create a build configuration

The build configuration needs to set the path and location of the program that the JCL and enterprise server are expecting. Other settings required for JCL applications, such as an output type of "All executable native libraries" and a mainframe system of MVS, are set by default.

  1. Right-click your project in the PL/I Explorer view and select Properties.
  2. Expand the Micro Focus node and choose Build Configurations.
  3. Click Manage Configurations.
  4. Click the Create a new configuration button .
  5. Select this new configuration and click the Rename button . Change the configuration name to PLIJCLbuild.
  6. Mark this configuration as Active and click Finish.
  7. In the Build Configurations dialog box, enter PLIJCLbuild.bin as the Output directory name and click Apply.
  8. Select the Build Configurations > PL/I Compile Settings node, then select the Enable configuration specific settings check box.
  9. In the list of settings, make sure that the value of External vars in data section is set to Yes.
  10. Select Build Configurations > PL/I Link Settings and make sure Platform Target is set to 64 Bit

Click OK or Apply. The project builds, with the output saved in a new PLIJCLbuild.bin folder.