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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2017

Elucidate column names in Run SQL scripts

Often when using the Run SQL Scripts to do discovery-related tasks or to troubleshoot issues, I have to run a separate query on QSYS2.SYSTABLES and SYSCOLUMNS to figure out what the columns are. Wondering if it's possible to run this query automatically when hovering over a column, displaying COLUMN_TEXT (column description) in a hover-over tooltip.

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Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. Since the results now have a Details action from which the user can navigate to the original table definition, we are declining this request.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Apr 20, 2017

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

  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2017

    ACS Run SQL Scripts has the capability to use different JDBC configurations without needing to close and open the connection. You will loose your open results. You can create one configuration for regular results and one for expanded text result column names. The two options available are "Show column name" and "Show column label". The later is really the column heading not the text.