This is the approach that is most like traditional COBOL program development, except that you're working in a sophisticated integrated development environment. This approach foregoes the use of the Screen Designer and other AcuBench tools that generate code. Therefore, these projects do not need or make use of program structure files, nor do they make use of the Structure view of the Workspace window (project files are accessed in the File view). You, and other members of the development team, are responsible for writing all COBOL code. This approach in no way restricts your use of the Micro Focus COBOL language, or the non-code generating workbench tools, such as the Code Editor's code completion facilities (see Using Code Insight Functions ) or the Configuration File Editor, to name only two.
There is nothing unusual about creating a project for the traditional development approach. For step-by-step instructions, see Creating a Project. There are, however, a couple of important details to remember.
If you don’t intend to create a program structure file for any of your existing programs, you can disable the Create PSF option at the workspace level. In the Tools > Options > Environment > Miscellaneous interface, locate the Automatically create a program structure file area and deselect the When adding a source file check box. When you do this, all Create PSF check boxes in the Add/Remove Files dialog are unmarked by default.