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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 29, 2017

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Enhancement

I am using the latest version of IBM i Access Client Solutions.
Build id: 7031
January 16, 2017 12:19:12 PM CST
java.version: 1.8.0_65
I would like 2 design changes:
1. With this new version the End key functionality changed. Instead of positioning the cursor to the end of the current line it now places the cursor to be beginning of the next line. Not sure if this was intentional or a bug. If it is a bug please fix. If intentional please add an option to give me a choice to make the end key work like it works in every other application.
2. The SQL Formatter works great except for how it formats joins.
It puts the LEFT or rIGHT qualifier on the previous line.
I think you should put the join qualifier on the same line as the JOIN keyword. Or at least make it a customization that I can control.

Use Case:

-- currently formatted sample query
SELECT field1,
JOIN tableB B ON A.field1 = B.field1;

-- Proposed formatting
SELECT field1,
FROM tableA A
LEFT JOIN tableB B ON A.field1 = B.field1;

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2019

    This is planned for our April 2019 update.

  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2017

    Item #1: The CAAC thinks this has been addressed as one CAAC member tested with version of ACS and it works as requested.
    Item #2: The CAAC recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    A general recommendation when you open an RFE is to only put one request in any RFE.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Apr 12, 2017

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.