Setting up the Environment

In most cases, your Jenkins projects execute tasks in a command line environment and not inside the Visual COBOL IDE. This means that the COBOL environment is not automatically preconfigured as it would be if you used the IDE. As a result, when you use Jenkins projects you typically need to manually set the COBOL environment for your projects.

Note: If you use scripts to build your applications, then the scripts might already include the commands for setting the COBOL environment. In this case, you do not need to specify the environment in Jenkins - you only need to configure Jenkins to run the scripts.