Lesson 7: Creating a shared zComponent Project

Now that you have defined your build environment, you must create and share a zComponent Project. A zComponent Project is a specialized Eclipse project that contains z/OS® artifacts–source files, link-edit files, and so forth–and build metadata that are used when you perform builds on a z/OS system. In this lesson, you will create a zComponent Project to contain your COBOL source code, and then share the project with your team.


  1. Select Window > Open Perspective > Other.
  2. Select Resource and click OK.
  3. Select File > New > Project.
  4. Select zComponent > zComponent Project and click Next.
  5. Specify your project name and click Finish.
  6. Select your new project in the Project Explorer view, right-click it to show the menu, then select Team > Share Project.
  7. Select the default component for your workspace and click Finish.