Software AG IDL Extractor for COBOL

The Software AG IDL Extractor for COBOL enables you to extract the interface of a COBOL server and transforms it into a Software AG IDL and a Software AG server mapping file. Both files are required to provide access for any RPC client to the COBOL server.

Introduction Introduction to the IDL Extractor for COBOL.
Using This document describes how to extract IDL from a COBOL source, deploy, validate and test the extraction results. IDL extraction is supported by wizards, editors and generators.

The following scenarios are supported:

COBOL Mapping Editor Describes the purpose and features of the COBOL Mapping Editor, its context menus, toolbars, main areas and related views. Also describes how to extract a COBOL server per COBOL interface type.
Preferences Describes the IDL Extractor for COBOL preferences.
COBOL to IDL Mapping Mapping COBOL data items and syntax to Software AG IDL. Describes various possibilities of mapping by COBOL syntax.
The following box provides links to the Mapping Editor documentation for the supported COBOL interface types:
Quick Reference

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