Code Analysis

Code analysis helps you understand and optimize your COBOL applications. Visual COBOL offers the following types of analysis:

Rules-based analysis

Visual COBOL provides a variety of analysis queries (rules) that you can execute on individual COBOL programs or on an entire project to gain statistics to help improve the productivity.

Restriction: Rule-based analysis is only available for local and remote native COBOL projects on Windows platforms only. It is not supported for programs opened using the Application Workflow Modeller.

COBOL Source Information

COBOL Source Information (CSI) provides a quick and easy way of providing you with information about your program when you are working on it. You enter a query in the Quick Browse dialog box and CSI returns the results of the query in the Search view.

Restriction: COBOL Source Information (CSI) is only supported for native COBOL.