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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 22, 2013

Disable option to edit CCSID in existing SRCPF

When the CCSID on an existing physical files needs to be changed and the change is made in the RDP field as it is editable but it doesn't get passed to the physical file during a build through RDP and RTC.


Use Case:

Development has suggested this as a possible change for the customer:
- if the developer "creates" a new source file in the workspace using the new source file wizard they can assign whatever CCSID they need to to the source file. This allows an lead programmer to create entirely new source files.
- Once the source file is "created" in the workspace its CCSID value cannot be changed in the properties dialog, but you could change it by directly editing the .properties file for the file if you absolutely had to.
- Adding a source file to a project from a target IBM i system uses the CCSID value of the file on the system ("add to i project")
- Pushing a source file to a target system will use the CCSID value only for creating a file. It will never alter the CCSID of an existing file.
- Accepting properties from RTC will override anything the user has entered for CCSID for a given source file. RTC always wins. If the value is changed by RTC it will be reflected immediately in the properties of the source file.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 12, 2020

    This RFE has been re-evaluated.  Due to the relatively low number of votes, this RFE is now being declined.

  • 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
    May 27, 2013

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