To convert a local COBOL project to a remote COBOL project

Restriction: This feature requires that Micro Focus Enterprise Developer UNIX Components is installed on the remote machine.
  1. In the Team Developer perspective, click File > Import.
  2. Expand the Micro Focus folder, select Convert Local Micro Focus Projects to Remote Projects, then click Next.

    The Convert Local Micro Focus Projects to Remote Projects wizard appears.

  3. Click Browse, select the workspace containing the project, then check the project to convert or click Select All if you want to import multiple projects.
  4. Choose whether to use a remote file system (RSE) or a network file system (Samba or NFS) to interact with the remote host.
    Restriction: The following tools do not work with files that are part of a remote project created using the Remote System Explorer (RSE) connection type:
    • BMS Painter
    • BMS Compiler
    • All Classic Data File Tools
    • All Data File Tools (Technology Preview)
    • IMS Database editor and segment layout editor
    • Mainframe Assembler compiler

    The Network File System (NFS) protocol allows a client machine to access files over a network connection in a similar manner to how local storage on the client machine is accessed.

    • Click Next.
      • If you specify a network file system (Samba, NFS) project:
        1. Check Use default location to populate the Location field with the default workspace path and project name. Alternatively, type the full project path in the Location field or click Browse to select the location.
        2. In the Remote location field, type the path of the project on the remote host. Click Browse to browse the remote host's file system.
          Note: For network file systems such as NFS or Samba, the Remote location value should be the UNIX/Linux representation of the path as specified in Location. For example, a location of X:NFS-mounted-drive-location\project-name should be represented by a remote location of /home/users/my-folder.
      • If you specify a remote file system (RSE) project:
        1. In the Remote location field, type the path of the project on the remote host. Click Browse to browse the remote host's file system.
        2. Click OK.
  5. If you are converting a native project, click Finish; otherwise, click Next.
  6. For JVM COBOL projects, you must select a JRE to run on the host. Select a specific JRE or use the default JRE for the remote host.
    Note: If the JRE you require is not listed, click Configure remote JREs and use the Remote JREs section to add the required JRE.
  7. Click Finish.

    The project is created and appears in the Team Developer Tree view.

RSE is a feature supplied by the Eclipse Foundation. Extensive documentation on RSE, including architecture, API, tutorials and reference can be found on the Eclipse website.