Create and Configure a Project

Complete the steps required to create an Enterprise Developer project, import the MFDEMO IMS application into the project, set the project properties, and perform additional required steps to enable the application to run in Enterprise Server.

Create the project

  1. Start Enterprise Developer and select the default workspace, which is c:\Users\username\workspace where username is your operating system login ID.
  2. In Eclipse, be sure that the Team Developer perspective is the active Eclipse perspective, and that your Enterprise Development Projects are loaded in the Application Explorer view. See To load projects into the Team Developer perspective for more information.
  3. Right-click Enterprise Development Projects; then select New COBOL Project > Mainframe COBOL Project.

    This starts the COBOL Project wizard.

  4. Type IMSTutorial in the Project Name field.

    The default location for storing new projects is the workspace you selected when you started Enterprise Developer.

  5. Click Finish.

    The IMSTutorial project is created and appears in the Application Explorer view.

Add Folders

For this tutorial, you need to add two folders to your project; one for generated files, and one for system files used by Enterprise Server.

  1. In the Application Explorer view, right-click the IMSTutorial project; then click New > Folder > Folder.
  2. In the Folder name field, type loadlib; then click Finish.
  3. Using the same method, add a folder named system.
Note: The loadlib folder does not appear on the list in the Application Explorer view until you set the output directory to loadlib in the Set Project Properties section of this tutorial. The system folder is used by the project but does not appear on the list in the Application Explorer view.

Set Project Properties

  1. In the Application Explorer view, right-click the IMSTutorial project; then select Properties
  2. Expand Micro Focus > Build Configurations; then click COBOL.
  3. Set the following; then click Apply:
    • In the Output path field, replace NewConfiguration.bin with loadlib.
    • Set Platform target to 32 bit.
      Note: If you are on a 64-bit platform and intend to do this tutorial using the 64-bit demonstration files, set Platform target to 64 bit instead.
  4. In the left pane, expand Project Settings; then click COBOL
  5. Set the following; then click Apply:
    • Character set to ASCII
    • Language dialect to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
    • Source Format to Fixed
    • Check Compile for debugging
  6. In the left pane, click Project Settings > IMS.
  7. Type loadlib into the Generated Files field.
  8. In the IMS Databases field, type the full path to the loadlib folder, or use Browse to select it. If using the default workspace, this consists of the path to your workspace location followed by \IMSTutorial\loadlib.
    Note: The Generated Files setting is relative to the current project, but the IMS Databases setting must be an absolute path.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. Expand Project Settings > IMS; then click DBD Settings.
  11. Check Generate Map for DBD; then click Apply.
  12. In the left pane, click MFS Settings
  13. Type loadlib into the MFS Output field; then click Apply.
  14. Click OK to save the changes in the project properties.

Import demonstration application files

  1. In the Application Explorer view, select your project; then click File > Import > General > File System.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Browse to the %PUBLIC%\Documents\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\Samples\Mainframe\IMS\Classic\IVP or IVP64 (for 64-bit) directory (default location).
  4. Select the following files to add; then click Finish.
    • DEMO001T.CBL
    • DEMO001T.PSB
    • DEMO03DD.DBD
    • DEMO03DD.DBU
    • DEMO90.MFS
    • DEMO91.MFS
    • DEMO92.MFS

    This creates copies of the files in the project directory.

    Because Eclipse is configured to build the project automatically, adding the files triggers a build. Build output files are created in the loadlib folder, and include:

    • DEMO001T.ACB
    • DEMO03DD.ACB
    • The MFS files generation creates some .mid, .mod, .dif and .dof files. These files contain system configuration data. You should move them only if you know how to configure your enterprise server.
    • Building the DBD and the PSB files produces respectively dbdgen2.dat, dbdgen2f.dat, psbgen3.dat as well as some .acb files.