Tutorial: Set OpenESQL Assistant Configuration Options

You can configure several features within OpenESQL Assistant, but for the purposes of this tutorial, you change just the value of the Type COBOL Variable setting. This setting determines the method used at runtime to resolve host variable definitions. By setting this option to SQL Type, your compiled application communicates with the OpenESQL ODBC runtime, improving performance.

Before attempting this tutorial, you must complete the following tutorials in the order listed:
  • Tutorial: Create a SQL Server Database
  • Tutorial: Create and Configure an Eclipse Project
Set the Type COBOL Variable Option
  1. In Eclipse, click Window > Preferences; then expand Micro Focus > Database and select OpenESQL Assistant.
  2. Change the value of Type COBOL Variable from Standard to SQL Type.
  3. Be sure Mode is set to ODBC; then click OK.