MERANT Micro Focus Net Express™

Database Access


Issue 3
May 2000

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This book describes how you can use Net Express to create a COBOL application which uses embedded SQL to access a relational database. Net Express provides:

This book does not provide details about SQL syntax, error messages returned or any use of SQL outside of the COBOL environment. For details of these, refer to the documentation supplied by your database vendor.


This book is for Net Express COBOL programmers who want to create or modify COBOL applications which access relational databases using embedded SQL.

It is assumed that you are already familiar with both SQL and, if you are using OpenESQL, ODBC. If you are using the DB2 ECM, it is assumed that you are familiar with DB2. If you are using COBSQL, it is assumed that you are familiar with the Oracle or Sybase database that you are accessing.


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