Packaging Your Application and Resources

In order to be used as a helper application or viewer, your COBOL application must be packaged in a single library file that contains all of the necessary COBOL objects, bitmap resources, and if desired, a configuration file. If you will be interfacing your application with a relational database through Acucorp's Acu4GLĀ® product, you can package the ".xfd" files into the library file as well.

To create your library "package," you use the cblutil utility, the COPY RESOURCE statement, or a combination of the two. An overview of these two techniques is provided below. For more information, see ACUCOBOL-GT Reference Manual.