MERANT Micro Focus Server Express™

Database Access


Issue 2
March 2000

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This book describes how you can use Server Express to create a COBOL application that uses embedded SQL to access a relational database.

Note: Use of COBSQL is supported only for standard procedural COBOL programs. You cannot use COBSQL with Object Oriented COBOL syntax (OO programs) or with nested programs.


This book is for Server Express COBOL programmers who want to create or modify COBOL applications which access relational databases using embedded SQL.

It is assumed that you are already familiar with SQL. You should also be familiar with the relational database you will be accessing, including the configuration of any client software that may be needed.


The following type styles and conventions have been used in this book: