To create a debug information (.idy) file for layout file input

  1. In Eclipse, open a Visual COBOL project that contains the COBOL program(s) on which you want to base a record layout file.
  2. On the project's COBOL properties page, set Compile for debugging to Yes, and then save the project. By default, Visual COBOL automatically builds the project, and automatically generates an .idy file for each program in the project.
Note: Visual COBOL writes .idy files to the output directory specified in your project properties.