Compile the Programs
Using the Net Express IDE
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  Introduction
  Compile all Programs
  Step 1, Compile all Programs within Project
  Step 2, Review the Results of all Compiles
  Compile a Single Program
  Step 1, Select a Single Source Member
  Step 2, Compile and Review
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview

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This document describes how to compile the programs using the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that is included in Net Express. The IDE is a graphical user interface (GUI) provided for developing, compiling and debugging COBOL-oriented applications. This is a three step process.

1. Start Net Express.
2. Choose the compile option.
3. Compile all the COBOL programs for animation.

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Once the Net Express project has been created and the source members and copy files have been added to the project it is very simple to compile the programs (Micro Focus uses the term "Rebuild" within Net Express).

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 1, Compile all Programs within Project

The following shows the simple process for compiling (or rebuilding) all the programs in the project.

1. Net Express will compile all the programs in the project.
1.1. From the Net Express tool bar select the "Project" option.
1.2. From the drop-down list select the "Rebuild All" option.

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The following shows the results produced from compiling (or rebuilding) all the programs in the project.

2. Review the Results of all Compiles
2.1. Notice the messages in the lower-left window pane.
2.2. A line item will be shown for each program that was compiled.

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This section describes how to select and compile a single source member from within a Net Express project.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Step 1, Select a Single Source Member

The following shows the simple process of selecting and compiling a single program in the project.

1. Double-click on the name of the source member (ItKeKaC1.CBL).
2. Notice the "check" icon is inactive or gray. A compile (check or rebuild in Micro Focus terminology) of a single source member cannot be done using this icon.

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The following shows the results produced from compiling a single program in the project.

1. The source code is displayed in the larger, upper window pane. The source member name is displayed on the title bar and the center bar.
2. The "Check" icon is now active and the single program may be compiled by clicking on this icon.
3. The results of the compile are displayed in the lower-left window pane.

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The purpose of this document is to show how to compile programs within a Net Express project. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

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Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The SIMOPATH Series starting at the home page to view information about training sessions and learning materials available from SimoTime Enterprises.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

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