Setting Java System Variables

Some Visual COBOL functions rely on specific parameters that can be specified by setting Java system variables, which are simple key-value pairs.

These variables can generally be set in two different ways:

Visual COBOL supports an additional way to define Java system variables by parsing the <Eclipse-root-folder>/mfeclipse.ini when started. Variables are simply defined by key value pairs.


Note: The value must be a valid Java string when using the mfeclipse.ini file. Since "\" is an escape character, either "\\" or "/" can be used for file path separators. If the file mfeclipse.ini does not exist, it can be created manually.