Some features in earlier
Micro Focus products are not available in
Visual COBOL. However there are alternative techniques for many of these features.
CBL2XML Utility The CBL2XML utility is currently available as a command line tool only.
DBMS Preprocessors Earlier Micro Focus products supported DBMS preprocessor versions that are not supported in Visual COBOL. For a list of currently supported DBMS preprocessors, see the Database Access Support with Native COBOL topic.
Dialog System Dialog System applications are not supported in Eclipse but you can upgrade the non-GUI components of an application to Eclipse,
and then recreate the GUI components using the GUI tools in Eclipse.
Form Designer Form Designer is the Net Express tool for creating user interfaces for CGI-based Internet and intranet applications. Form Designer and the HTML page wizard
are not available in Visual COBOL.
FSView FSView is a utility for administering Fileshare servers. The FSView GUI is not supported in Visual COBOL.
INTLEVEL Support The INTLEVEL directive is rejected by the Compiler in Visual COBOL.
NSAPI There is no support for NSAPI in Visual COBOL.
Online Help System Net Express provided the Online Help System for creating online help from character-based applications, and displaying it on screen.
It is not available in Visual COBOL and the Online Help System information file type (.HNF) is not supported.
OO Class and Method Wizards The OO Class and Methods wizards are not available in Visual COBOL. However, the run-time components for the base and COM OO class libraries are available.
OpenESQL In both Net Express and Studio Enterprise Edition, support is provided for Oracle OCI in OpenESQL. Visual COBOL does not support Oracle OCI in OpenESQL.
Solo Web Server The Solo Web server in Net Express enabled you to debug CGI-based Internet applications on the same machine you used to develop them. It is not available in
SQL Option for DB2 SQL Option for DB2, also known as XDB, is not supported in Visual COBOL.
Type Library Assistant Type Library Assistant is not included in Visual COBOL but the run-time components for the COM and the OO COBOL libraries are still available.
UNIX Publish The UNIX Publish feature is superseded by the remote development functionality in Visual COBOL for Eclipse. You use the Eclipse IDE on a local machine as the development interface. You use Visual COBOL Development Hub on a remote development server where you host your source code.