To build a COBOL project

  1. Click Project > Properties.
  2. Expand Micro Focus COBOL if necessary and select Build configurations.
  3. Click either New or Edit as appropriate. Notice that you can create several build configurations for the same project, so that you can build it in several ways.
  4. On the first page of the wizard, the Configuration Settings page, you can specify how to build the project for debugging. For example:
    • Expand COBOL if it is collapsed.
    • Check Enable configuration specific settings.
    • Check Compile for debugging, which ensures that the necessary intermediate (.int) and information (.idy) files are generated.
    • Limit the number of error markers in the build to manage error reporting.
    • Open Embedded SQL to set SQL specific options including directives.
    • Specify the use of library files under Micro Focus Library File (lbr).
    • Specify any directives in Additional directives.
  5. On subsequent pages of the wizard you can specify:
    • Pre and post build events.
    • The platform on which the application will run.
    • The target chipset.
  6. Click Apply and OK.
  7. To speed up the build of large project, you can update the dependency information manually, before building the project. To do this, right-click the project or file and click Update Dependencies or Update All Dependencies.
  8. Click Project > Build Project.