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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 30, 2017

ACS - Run SQL Scripts - Allow for viewing of column data type and column comments in results window

When you run a select * from table command in Run SQL Scripts it will output the raw data and columns.

Many more advanced SQL editors show you the following additional data:

1. Column data type (both by hovering over column) and below the column (user selectable).

2. Show you the fields with a key icon if it is the primary key.

3. Allow you to right click a row to generate the INSERT or UPDATE statement. When no primary key exists (such as a DDS table) it will prompt you to select the primary key for UPDATE SQL generations.

4. Show column text below column name so you know what the cryptic 10 character field name is showing.

5. Show both the 10 character column name as well as the longer column names.

6. CLicking columns should resort the data in asc/desc order within the data viewer

7. Double clicking a row, should go into edit mode, and allow you to change data on the fly (very useful DBeaver functionality).

Use Case:

More agile database development can be obtained. Most folks have to use other tools to get similar functionality.

Products such as Microsoft SQL Server, utilizing SQL Server management studio have much more robust features that I am describing.

If you are looking for a quick implementation win, take a look at the DBeaver source code, as it does most of these requests.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. Some of the requested enhancements are already available. Individual RFEs should be submitted for specific requests so they can be evaluated and voted separately.

  • 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
    Sep 13, 2017

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