how to specify file names in Visual Cobol Select mainframe style

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 01 June 2012]

Is there a way to specify, maybe through an environment variable or something, the entire path to a file so that a SELECT statement can be defined in mainframe style?
Like
SELECT VIT-IN-FILE ASSIGN TO VITFLIN.
instead of
SELECT VIT-IN-FILE ASSIGN TO
"C:\Development Projects\TestFiles\VITFLIN.dat".