MERANT Micro Focus Server Express™

Getting Started


Issue 2
March 2000

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This book introduces Server Express, and explains what it consists of and how to use it. You should read this book before installing Server Express and before reading any of the other documentation.


You should be familiar with the COBOL language and with your operating system. You should read this Getting Started book and be familiar with the COBOL development cycle described in the Server Express User's Guide before reading other books in the book set.


Micro Focus COBOL systems are available for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and for many varieties of UNIX.

Some of the books supplied with this COBOL system are generic across all these environments. Other books are specific to your operating system, but might contain some generic chapters. The chapter Welcome! in this Getting Started book explains this in detail.


In the books, unless otherwise stated:


The notation used in the books is as follows:

Command Lines

The notation used to describe the format of command lines is as follows: