Enterprise Server templates

Visual COBOL provides a number of enterprise server templates, available within the IDE, to enable you to quickly create an enterprise server region and associate it with your projects.
Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.

Visual COBOL provides the ESTemplate.xml template that enables you to create a fully configured enterprise server region from the Server Explorer in Visual Studio. The template is located in the VSInstallDir\IDE\Extensions\nnnnnnnn.nnn\Etc\ServerTemplates\ folder, by default. You can create additional templates by exporting an active MFDS process repository using the mfds command. See the mfds topic for more information.

Each enterprise server region created using the ESTemplate.xml template is designed to be associated with one or more projects. When the region is started from the IDE, the environment variables within it are set to the appropriate project output locations. Using such variables enables you to associate the region with more than one project at the same time, or change associated projects without requiring changes to the region.

The variables enable the region to locate project output files based on the Output settings for the currently associated project(s); therefore, no changes are required when the region is associated with another project. Also, if you change the configuration within the currently associated project (for example, from Debug to Release), the new location for the project output is used, without any changes necessary. You can also append project-specific values to theses variables, separating each value with a semi-colon.

The variables are:
IDE_LOADLIB The location for the COBOL application files