Micro Focus NetExpress™

Distributed Computing

Micro Focus®

Issue 3
October 1998

Copyright © 1997 Micro Focus Limited. All rights reserved.
This document and the proprietary marks and names used herein are protected by international law.

Micro Focus has made every effort to ensure that this manual is correct and accurate but reserves the right to make changes without notice at its sole discretion at any time.

The software described in this document is supplied under a license and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of such license, and in particular any warranty of fitness of Micro Focus software products for any particular purpose is expressly excluded and in no event will Micro Focus be liable for any consequential losses.

Micro Focus® is a registered trademark and Form Designer™, Micro Focus COBOL™ and NetExpress™ are trademarks of Micro Focus Limited.

Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows for Workgroups®, are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Visual Basic™ and Windows NT™ are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation

IBM® is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

UNIX® is a registered trademark of X/Open Company Limited.

Copyright© 1987-1997 Micro Focus
All Rights Reserved.


This book explains the support provided within NetExpress for distributed objects and describes how to use that support with Orbix (IONA's Object Request Broker), OLE Automation and Microsoft's Transaction Server.


This book is intended for COBOL programmers who need to access distributed objects using IONA's Orbix, OLE Automation or Microsoft's Transaction Server.

How to Use this Book

Part One provides an overview of the methods available for accessing distributed objects.

Part Two explains how to use the support provided within NetExpress for Orbix (IONA's Object Request Broker).

Part Three describes the Object COBOL model which includes support for OLE Automation and Microsoft's Transaction Server.


The following type styles and conventions have been used in this User Guide: