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How do I access the Micro Focus Data Tools from within the Visual Studio IDE?

How do I access the Micro Focus Data Tools from within the Visual Studio IDE?

Problem:

I want to use the Micro Focus Data Tools from within the Visual Studio IDE. How do I do this?

Resolution:

Add the MF Data Tools to the Tools menu within the IDE.

From within the Visual Studio IDE menu select Tools > External Tools

In the External Tools dialog box, select Add.

Enter a name for the menu option in the Title box - MF Data Tools

In the Command box, enter the path to MFDATATOOLS.EXE, or select Browse to navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\bin\mfdatatools.exe (installation folder for Visual COBOL).


Select OK.

A command for the tool, using the text you entered as the Title, now appears on the Tools menu. You can start the tool by choosing the new menu command.


The Micro Focus Data File Tools appear:


 


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