Generate the CarTrackerClientApp COBOL Client

Walks you through the process of setting client generation properties, generating a COBOL client to access the CarTracker RESTful Web service, and building the COBOL client project.
Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.

Set client generation properties

The generation process automatically produces a console client. You want to ensure that other types of client generation are turned off.

  1. From the Visual Studio main menu, click Tools > Options.
  2. Expand Micro Focus Tools, and then click Service Interfaces.
  3. Uncheck all checked client types, if any, and then click OK.

Generate the client

  • From the Solution Explorer, right-click the CarTracker service interface; then select Generate Clients from the context menu.

You can watch the generation process in the Output window. When it is complete, you should see that a new project, CarTrackerClientApp, has been added to the Solution Explorer.

This new project contains the client files required to successfully access the CarTracker service now running on the ESRSTAPI enterprise server.

Build the client project

You need to build a client project before running it.

  • On the Solution Explorer, right-click the CarTrackerClientApp project, and then select Build from the context menu.