To start the Record Layout Editor

To start the Record Layout Editor from your Enterprise Developer project:

  1. In Enterprise Developer, open the project that contains your COBOL program.
  2. Expand the COBOL Programs folder to show the COBOL programs in the project.
  3. Right-click the COBOL program that contains the Data Division on which you want to base your new record layout file; then select Create Record Layout File from the context menu.
    Note: In Application Explorer view, ensure that you have built your project before trying to start the record layout editor.

To start the Record Layout Editor from the Classic Data File Tools IDE:

  1. In Classic Data File Tools, click File > New > Record Layout; then click OK.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the .idy file created from your COBOL program.
  3. Select the .idy file; then click Open.