Restriction: This topic applies to UNIX environments (remote development) only.

To access a DBMS from COBOL, the COBOL run-time system needs to be aware of the API routines used by the DBMS. A database vendor may provide a script that creates either:

The script contains a cob command, and you can control the effect of the script by amending the options to the cob command.

For information on how to build these modules to work with Oracle, see theDatabase Access Support topics cited below.