Debugging COBOL applications

Your COBOL development system provides a debugging environment where the source code of each program is displayed in a separate window.

When you debug the code you can step through it so that each line of the source is highlighted in turn as each statement is executed, showing the effect of each statement. You can interrupt execution to examine and change data items, in a number of ways.

The features available while debugging include:

There are a number of ways to debug code, such as compiling the source yourself first or letting it happen automatically or making available the necessary files created during an earlier compilation. For example you can:

You control the way debugging works by using Debug configurations.