Visual COBOL Tutorials Guide

There are a number of tutorials that guide you through creating COBOL applications of various sorts using the Eclipse IDE. The source files for some of the tutorials are installed in subfolders of the %PUBLIC%\Documents\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\Samples folder by default. On older versions of Windows the samples might be installed in a different folder, such as for Windows XP, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\Samples. These can be installed but are not supported.

The following tutorials are available:

Tutorials on native COBOL

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Creating a Native COBOL Application Develop and maintain native COBOL applications in Eclipse. This is a basic tutorial introducing the Eclipse IDE.
Tutorials: OpenESQL Assistant Configure OpenESQL Assistant to enable the build and testing of an SQL query and embed it into a COBOL program.
Tutorial: Running Unit Tests in the IDE Create a unit test project, then within it create a test case that directly links to one of the sample applications supplied with Visual COBOL. This enables you to directly test your application source code.
Tutorial: Interface Mapping Toolkit Create a project to define a Java or Enterprise JavaBean service interface to access a COBOL application and deploy the service to an enterprise server. Create, deploy and run a JSP client to access the service.
Tutorial: Data File Tools View a variable length sequential file formatted and unformatted, and then create and edit an indexed file.
Tutorial: Using the Callable File Handler Use the Callable File Handler to perform a number of common file handling operations.

Tutorials on managed COBOL

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Creating COBOL JVM Applications in Eclipse Create and debug a simple JVM COBOL application in Eclipse.
Tutorial: Deploying JVM COBOL to an Application Server Reuse existing JVM COBOL logic within an Enterprise JavaBean, then deploy it to an application server.
Tutorial: SQL - Deploying an Enterprise JavaBean Containing JVM COBOL to a JBoss Application Server Reuse an existing SQL Server COBOL application using the Red Hat JBoss application server.
Tutorial: Creating a JVM COBOL Application Using a JavaFX Interface Create an application to create, read, modify, and delete contact information from a file. The interactions are made through a user interface created using the JavaFX library.
Tutorial: Packaging JVM COBOL Create, compile, and package JVM COBOL to be used as a library in another project.
Tutorial: Compiling a COBOL Program to JVM Byte Code Compile a COBOL Program to JVM byte code.

Tutorials on Web services

Other tutorials that include in-depth descriptions of how to deploy an existing COBOL application as a Web service within the JBoss Application Server, and how to use a COBOL program in a JVM JSP application, are available on the Micro Focus Community Web site.

Tutorial: Reusing Existing COBOL Programs in a Java Web Services Environment Use a COBOL program in a JVM JSP application.
Tutorial: Reusing Existing SQL Programs in a Java Environment Reuse an SQL COBOL application using an SQL Server and the Tomcat 7 application server.

Tutorial on Application Workflow Modeller

Tutorial Shows you how to
Tutorial: Creating an AWM Model with AWM Element Types Walks you through the process of creating an AWM model that uses AWM element types to create a workflow that integrates an issue tracking system into your workbench
Tutorial: Creating an AWM Model with AWM Linked Element Types Walks you through the process of creating an AWM model that uses AWM linked element types from the Eclipse function package.
Tutorial: Adding a New Action to an Existing AWM Model Walks you through the process of adding a new context menu to an existing AWM model. In this case, you will modify the project's model.