Created On:  17 October 2012


If experiencing errors when using Visual COBOL for Eclipse you can see the errors in the Eclipse log file, it is not easy to see how these errors occur in realtime or when exactly they occurred, or know what Eclipse is doing at the time of the problem.


You can start the Eclipse IDE with the consolelog option, this will show you events/errors as they occur on a console, and this could help you understand which areas of the software are affected.

> Open a Visual Cobol command prompt and type:
> cd C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\eclipse\ > press enter
> then type:
> eclipse.exe -consolelog > press enter

You will see a console window open up and in there what Eclipse is loading/doing.