Animating COBOL Code in Elliott V8.5


Disable RunLocal Synchronization

While you are developing, you will not want RunLocal synchronization to occur.  If it did, it would overlay any locally-changed B and U .LBRs and delete any non-matching E, C and V .LBRs.  You can avoid RunLocal synchronization three ways:
  • Start your testing in the Bin85 directory directly under the <Root> directory.  For example, you could copy your .LBR files to J:\COB\SHARE\ELI85\Bin85 and execute EL850CC from there.
  • From a standalone development directory (e.g., F:\NSI.PJT\85\CLS), make sure EL850.CFG has a [Path} section entry named Mprog.  The presence of an Mprog entry under [Path] in EL850.Cfg prevents RunLocal synchronization for developers.
  • From a Run Local or Run Hybrid folder, you can start EL850CC with a parameter that will eliminate synchronization:

This will cause the synchronization step to be skipped when Elliott starts up.

Edit the Registry (one time only)

  • At a command prompt, enter REGEDIT.
  • Navigate to the following node:

  • Update the value of the Animate-EL850P string to "Yes."  If the string value does not exist, add it and then set the value to "Yes."

Prepare the Program for Animation

  • Compile the program for Animation, just like for Elliott V7.5.
  • Add the .CBL, INT and .IDY to RU850E.Lbr or RU850C.Lbr or RU850V.Lbr, just as you did for V7.5.

Animate the Program

Main Programs and SubPrograms
  • Start the Elliott V8.5 Control Center.
  • Click the File menu.  You will see sub-menu named Animate.
  • Click the Animate sub-menu.  The sub-menu will display a checkmark next to it.
  • Start any menu item in the Control Center.  An Animate text box window will appear.  Continue animating as normal.

Drill Down Programs
  • Before starting the Control Center, set the following environment variable:
  • Then start the Control Center.
  • Whenever a program is drilled down to, it will be Animated instead of executed.


Elliott Version 8.5

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  2. Crystal Report Conversion for V8.5
  3. Animating COBOL Code in Elliott V8.5
  4. The Run Local or Hybrid Feature in Elliott 8.5
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  6. PSQL Database Naming Convention for 8.5 Databases
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  39. Using CheckBoxes in Report Desk

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