I am looking to convert some very old Micro Focus COBOL code from W/B 4.x to Visual COBOL.
I would prefer to use Visual COBOL on Eclipse with JDBC connectivity to SQLite or MySQL.
Most importantly, I need some samples for an Eclipse solution. When using MF COBOL on W/B 4.x or Net Express, we call D/S from COBOL. That is, the COBOL is the driver and D/S is a dependent on the COBOL programs...So, is there a way to call a Java GUI using Native COBOL ?
For example, could I create a COBOL project using Eclipse and call the "WindowBuilder" [SWT Designer] screens FROM within COBOL ?
=> If I need to create a Java project and call the COBOL code from within Java; this is a process I am not familiar with; therefore, I would appreciate a few samples.
NOTE: The only one available on the Micro Focus site shows a dialog-box with "Hello"; I would appreciate anyone that has some samples that has both the COBOL and the Eclipse GUI for me to review in detail.
FYI: My application have: Login, Menu and 25-30 additional screens, complements of Dialog Systems, GUI...not Character-based ;)
Appreciate any assistance you guys can provide.