To generate a COBOL console client from WSDL

  1. In Visual Studio, create or open an Enterprise Server Application project that contains a WSDL file.
  2. In the Solution Explorer, right-click the WSDL file; then select Generate Web Service from the context menu.

    On the Generate Web Service dialog box, the selected WSDL file appears in the From field.

  3. Optionally, select an alternative WSDL file from the From drop-down list.
  4. On the Generate Web Service dialog box, optionally specify alternative WSDL Service, WSDL Port, and/or Operation(s) values using their respective drop-down lists.
  5. In the Generate group, select the Client radio button.
  6. In the Program group Name field, optionally provide an alternative program name for the generated client program.
  7. Optionally, provide an Inline array size limit to generate separate structures for mappings of variable arrays in the generated client. For more information, see Handling Variable Arrays in WSDL and JSON - Native COBOL.
  8. Optionally, specify an alternative Default string length and/or Default array size for the client.
  9. Select the appropriate Character Set and Bit Mode.
  10. Click OK.

    Visual COBOL creates a new project that contains the generated COBOL console client application. The new project name is the specified program name plus ClientApp.

Tip: For a description of each field and control on the Generate Web Service dialog box, see the Generate Web Service dialog box - Native COBOL reference topic.