To create a remote mainframe project

Restriction: This feature requires that Micro Focus Enterprise Developer UNIX Components is installed on the remote machine.
  1. While in the Team Developer perspective, click File > New > Other.
  2. Expand Micro Focus COBOL.
  3. Click Remote Mainframe COBOL Project, and then click Next.
  4. In the Remote Mainframe COBOL Project wizard, type a project name.
  5. In the Choose file system list, select the file system you want to use and click Next.
    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
  6. If you have created your own COBOL project templates, you can select one of them from the Select a project template box. Alternatively, check Browse for template and click Browse to navigate to the location of the template and select it; then click Next.
    • If you specify a network file system (Samba or NFS) project:
      1. Check the 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 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.
  7. Click Finish.

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

To change any of the connection settings afterwards, open the Remote Systems Explorer perspective, right-click on the connection and select Properties > Connector Services.

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.

If you are creating a Micro Focus Mainframe COBOL Project or Remote Mainframe Project
By default, the COBOL Explorer view shows JCL programs (which have an extension of .jcl), BMS mapset files (.bms), macros (.mac), and IMS resources (.dbd, .mfs, and .psb files) grouped into corresponding categories. Files with these extensions are automatically put in the requisite categories when you add them to the project.
Note: Files are not grouped into categories when viewed in Team Developer Tree view.
When you build the project:
  • .bms files are compiled to .MOD files and added to the bin folder for that particular build configuration.
  • if there are any .dbd files, dbd_filename.ACB, DBDGEN2.DAT, DBDGEN2F.DAT and dbd_filename.LST are created and added to the project.
  • if there are any .psb files, PSBGEN3.DAT and psb_filename.LST are created and added to the project.
  • if there are any .mfs files, mfs_filename.LST is created and added to the project.