Cobos Tutorial: Using the 3270 emulator within Eclipse
Cobos is designed for mainframe COBOL development enhancement. Because the 3270 access to mainframe remains the basic way of working with a mainframe (even if it’s not the most comfortable), we plugged and customized a dedicated emulator (je3270), directly available within Eclipse. Learn how to use it in this tutorial.
- Go to “Windows ► Preferences ► Cobos ► je3270” and adjust the values for your environment (at least, HostName field must be filled with IP address or DNS name of your host)
- Launch the 3270 emulator from menu “Cobos ► je3270 Terminal”:
- Your favorite welcome screen is displayed! Enter your credentials.
You now feel like home in your usual mainframe environment BUT inside eclipse!
A button bar appears above the je3270 window with useful functions. Additional shortcuts are defined in keymap file (see Help Contents / 3270 Terminal for further information)