Includes tutorials that teach you how to use the Interface Mapping Toolkit (IMTK) using a demonstration COBOL application
to create and access both SOAP and REST Web services,
a Java EJB service interface.
Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.
Restriction: This topic applies to Windows environments only.
These tutorials are written from the perspective that all of the following is true. Specific instructions for setting up your
environment to adhere to these assumptions is found in the
Before you begin a tutorial section that follows:
- Windows File Explorer is set to show file names and extensions.
- You are running the latest version of
Visual COBOL, which has been installed on your local machine using default installation settings.
- Visual COBOL is started on your local machine, and the appropriate
View are open..
- Eclipse options are set to build projects automatically.
- You have addressed all of the items in the
Before you begin a tutorial section below.
Before you begin a tutorial
- Set Windows File Explorer options
- These tutorials assume that your Windows File Explorer options are set to use the Details layout, and to show file name extensions.
See your Windows documentation for more information.
Visual COBOL using the default workspace, which is
username is your operating system login ID.
If you need instructions to get
Visual COBOL started on your local machine, see
- Set Interface Mapper preferences
- Before you begin the tutorials, you need to set the properties for the Interface Mapper to show both the
Reusable Fields and
COBOL Assignments panes. You use one or both of these panes while working through the tutorials.
- From the Main Menu in Eclipse, click
Window > Preferences.
Micro Focus > Service Interfaces; then click
- Check both
Show Reusable Fields pane and
Show COBOL Assignments pane; then click
Apply and Close.
Note: If a
Preference Synchronization dialog box appears, click
No - Preferences will be saved locally.; then click
- Open the appropriate Perspective and View in Eclipse
- When you start
Visual COBOL for the first time, the
COBOL perspective starts automatically by default, and shows the
Explorer view. If this is not the case, open the
COBOL perspective as follows:
- From the Eclipse IDE, click
- On the
Open Perspective dialog box, select
COBOL, and then click
- Set Eclipse to build automatically
- By default, the Eclipse
Build Automatically option is turned on, which means that Eclipse builds a project automatically each time a change is made. To ensure that this
Build Automatically is turned on:
- From the Eclipse Main Menu, click
- Do one of the following:
- If the
Build Automatically menu option has a check mark to its left, it is already turned on. No further action is required.
- If the
Build Automatically menu option does not have a check mark to its left, click the option to turn it on.
You may do these IMTK tutorials in any order. They are not interdependent.