Overview of Creating COBOL applications in Eclipse

The following steps outline the process of creating COBOL applications in Eclipse:

  1. Create a COBOL project.
  2. Either create new programs for your project, or import existing ones.
  3. Configure and build the project. Your build configuration specifies items such as Compiler directives and the target file types, and whether to compile for debugging.
  4. Create a debug configuration.
  5. Choose the type of application or scenario, such as COBOL Application, COBOL Attach to Application or COBOL Wait for Application Attachment.
  6. Debug the program.
  7. Configure the run-time environment and run the application. Your run-time configuration specifies items such as the search order for called programs, memory allocation, how to handle ANSI displays and so on.