Tutorials: OpenESQL Assistant

In this set of tutorials, you create an application using OpenESQL Assistant to generate a skeleton COBOL program, an SQL query to embed into that program, and to generate and embed an INCLUDE statement for a generated copybook that defines host variables. It also takes you through the process of customizing the program code, and debugging the resulting application.

Tutorial Requirements

To complete the OpenESQL Assistant tutorials, you must have the following software installed:

  • Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or later, including the SQL Server Management Studio

Additional requirements that apply to a specific tutorial, if any, appear in a Requirements section in the tutorial topic.


You must complete this series of tutorials in the following order: