When you edit a configuration file, the Configuration file entries list on the right side of the screen shows ACUCOBOL-GT configuration variables, organized by category. These categories include:
- FileSystem, which includes operating system environment variables such as those relating to the default host, file names, or to the
Vision file system.
- GT, which lists ACUCOBOL-GT compiler-related configuration variables.
- Licensing, which holds license management configuration variables.
- Runtime, which includes runtime configuration variables.
- User Defined, which lists other variables defined in the configuration file.
Variables to which a value has been assigned appear in the Editing entry drop-down list in the top, left portion of the screen. When you select an option from this list, the CFE highlights the variable
name in the tree view along the left side of the interface and shows the value assigned to the variable in the Value list in the top, right portion of the screen.
To add or change the value of a configuration variable, do the following:
- Locate the variable in the interface using one of the following methods:
- Double-click in the Value area to change the variable’s value. The behavior of the Value field varies depending on the value that you have selected.
- If the variable takes a directory path (or multiple paths) as its value, a browse (...) button will appear in the field. When
you click this button, a dialog opens, allowing you to navigate to the path. This can help to prevent typing and syntax errors
- With variables like KEYSTROKE, which can appear multiple times in a file, assigning unrelated values, multiple lines of entry
are enabled in the Value column.
- If you want to associated a comment with the selected variable in your configuration file, click in the Comment field.
Remember that while the editor allows you to add comments about existing variables, it does not provide a method for commenting
or uncommenting the variables themselves.
- To remove a configuration variable from the configuration file, highlight the entry in the Value column, then press Delete. If you have previously assigned a comment to the variable, use the Delete or Backspace key to remove that, as well.
Configuration variables that are not assigned a value are removed from the configuration file.
- To save your changes, click OK.
Your changes are written to the specified text file.