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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 30, 2013

Update bookmarks as source changes

It appears that bookmarks are stored as simply line numbers of a source file. As source lines are added, deleted, and moved, these bookmark line numbers are not updated. Consequently, after a few source edits, bookmarks become largely useless.


Use Case:

Properties for a Marker (type Bookmark):
Description: FXA001CP Messages
On element: FXA001CP.SQLRPGLE
In folder: RemoteSystemsTempFiles/nnn...nnn/QSYS.LIB/JAGLIB.LIB/QCPYLESRC.FILE
Location: line 363

Insert 123 lines above this bookmark on line 363. Properties of the bookmark retain the value "Location: line 363", now pointing far above the source content originally bookmarked (now on line 486).


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Sep 26, 2013

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest this enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us.
    However, this appears to be behaving as you requested already. After adding/removing/moving lines, the bookmarks remain associated with the line that they were previously.
    If you have a case where it does not, it is possible that there is a defect, please open a PMR for us to investigate your issue.

  • Guest
    Sep 6, 2013

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.

  • Guest
    Aug 23, 2013

    Bookmarks are updated and go to the right location even when lines above are inserted or deleted. In the bookmark view, the line number is not updated before you save, but it still goes to the correct line. I just tried it in version 9.0.0.1 but remember seeing correct behavior in previous versions.