Introduction

Welcome to the Database Connectors™ family of products! This guide describes how the Micro Focus COBOL programming language uses Database Connectors interfaces to access information stored in It explains how to describe data in your COBOL programs and how to handle differences in the field names and data types that are passed between COBOL and the database engine.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the references to "Windows" in this manual denote the following 32-bit versions of the Windows operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and the following 64-bit versions of the Windows operating systems: Windows Server 2003 and 2008 x64, Vista x64. In those instances where it is necessary to make a distinction among the individual versions of those operating systems, we refer to them by their specific version numbers (such as "Windows 2000").