Created On:  17 October 2012

Problem:

You can use ANT to compile COBOL Files from the command line in Visual COBOL for Eclipse, but how can this be done for individual COBOL programs?

Resolution:

First ensure your COBOL environment is set up and ensure the mfant and ant-contrib jar files (from the Visual COBOL bin directory) are on your classpath.

Assuming your project is in c:\workspace\fred, your build configuration is called “New Configuration”, and you want to compile program1.cbl and program2.cbl, use the following command line:

ant -f .cobolBuild New_Configuration.FileCompile -DfilesList="C:\workspace\fred\program1.cbl,C:\workspace\fred\program2.cbl "

You can modify the entries in the -DfilesList parameter as needed.

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