Set the Project Properties

Some of the source code that you will paste into your program extends beyond column 72; therefore, changing the source format will avoid errors being generated due to truncated lines of code.
  1. In COBOL Explorer, ensure that your project is selected, then on the Project menu, click Properties.

    The Properties for <project-name> dialog box appears.

  2. Select Micro Focus > Project Settings > COBOL.
  3. Set Source format to Variable.
  4. Click Apply and Close.

    The source format is applied to the program.

You are now ready to add the code to your program, starting with the coding of the working-storage section.