To create a new PCT resource for a COBOL program

You can create PCT resources from the COBOL programs in a native Mainframe Subsystem Application project. Ensure that:

  • Your CICS-enabled native enterprise server instance is running.
  • The server is associated with an native Mainframe Subsystem Application project opened in Visual Studio.

To create a new PCT resource:

  1. Right-click a COBOL program in your project in Solution Explorer, and click New PCT.
  2. Specify any details as required, and click Create.

    The process extracts the COBOL program name from the program and inserts it into the created PCT resource. If there are multiple valid PCT program names inside the COBOL program, you are presented with a dialog box letting you choose one of the names.