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 to the Software AG IDL Extractor for COBOL.
|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:
|Describes the purpose and features, context menus, toolbars and main areas of the IDL Extractor for COBOL Parameter Selection page.
|COBOL Mapping Editor
|Describes the purpose and features of the IDL Extractor for COBOL mapping editor, its context menus, toolbars, main areas and related views.
|Server Mapping Deployment
|This section describes the deployment of Software AG server mapping files.
|Describes the IDL Extractor for COBOL preferences.
|COBOL to IDL Mapping
|Describes how COBOL data items and syntax is mapped to Software AG IDL.