Creating a Debug Configuration

You need a debug configuration before you can debug a program. This configuration defines items such as the search order for called programs, run-time arguments, run-time tunables, and COBOL switches.

  1. Click Run > Debug Configurations.
  2. Select the type of configuration you want and then create a new configuration by clicking on the New Launch Configuration button.

    Depending on the configuration you have selected, different options will be displayed in the right hand pane. If you are creating an application configuration you can set any required environment variables, run-time arguments, and COBOL switches using the options in the appropriate tabs.

    Depending on the type of project you are debugging, many of the configuration fields will be automatically filled.

See the topics below for information about some of the debug configurations for COBOL applications and their options: