Creating a debug configuration

You need a debug configuration before you can debug a program. This configuration defines items such as the search order for called programs, run-time arguments, run-time tunables, and COBOL switches.

  1. Click Run > Debug Configurations.
  2. Select the required configuration type in the left-hand pane, and then click New launch configuration icon (New launch configuration) to create the new configuration.

    Depending on the configuration you have selected, different options will be displayed in the right-hand pane. If you are creating an application configuration, you can set any required environment variables, run-time arguments, and COBOL switches using the options in the appropriate tabs. Also, depending on the type of project you are debugging, many of the configuration fields will be automatically filled.

See the topics below for information about the different types of debug configurations available to COBOL applications: