Want to deploy an application

Applications that you develop in Visual COBOL require a variety of run-time system support files in order to be able to run. When running these applications from Visual COBOL, these support files are accessed from Visual COBOL itself, but if you need to deploy these applications to users that do not have Visual COBOL installed you also need to deploy COBOL Server to provide the required run-time system support files. When deploying COBOL Server in this way you can choose to package it with your application's executable files or separately.

Exactly how you deploy an application depends on a number of factors such as the type of application (native or managed), the environment you are deploying to, and whether you want to provide a setup program. This topic of the Help helps to you determine exactly how best to deploy the applications that you have developed.

Where to start?

Once you have compiled your application, locate the application's executable files and any configuration files required during run time. How you deploy then depends on the type of application:

What next?

There are a number of different examples from Micro Focus about applications you can deploy: