Creating an Alias File and Record

Follow the procedure below to create an alias file.

  1. On the Alias tab, click Open and browse to the folder in which you want to save the file.
  2. Enter a file name. You are told the file does not exist and asked if you want to create it. Click Yes.
  3. Click New to add a new alias entry to the alias file. The Alias Properties dialog box appears with blank fields.
  4. In the Alias Name field, enter the name of the alias you want to add. For example, you might enter reserve for an airline reservation service.
  5. In the Working Directory field, enter the directory in which the COBOL object files for this alias can be found. (This must be an existing directory.)
  6. Click OK to add this entry to the alias file.
  7. Repeat the procedure for each record you want to add to the alias file.
  8. Click OK to apply your changes.