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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2013

Revert search (ctrl+f) behaviour in RDi 9.0 to the way it was in RDp 8.5

When you open the search (ctrl+f) in the RPG LPEX editor in RDi, you can immediately enter the value you seek and press enter.

After pressing enter, the source is positioned to the value you searched for, if it was found. Now, in RDp 8.5 you could just keep pressing enter and the source would be positioned to the next instance of the word that was searched.
In RDi 9 however, it always skips one instance.

For example: If a certain word exists 3 times in a source, and you search for it., only the first and the third instance get found. When the word exists 5 times, you only find instance 1, 3 and 5. 2 and 4 will be skipped. In RDp 8.5 all instances would be found.

However if you don't use enter, and press the "Next" button. All instances get found. Is this a bug?

Regardless, the way it worked in RDp 8.5 made a lot more sense. Pressing enter would cycle you through all the matched words.

Bottom line: Entering and clicking the "Next" button should not have a different behavior.

Use Case:

System: RDi 9 RPG LPEX editor
Actor: User

Use cases for the system:
- Search for word in the source
- Press enter to find
- Pressing enter again finds the next instance, not skipping any

Idea priority Medium
  • 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
    Oct 24, 2013

    The request for enhancement has been deemed a defect in our product. Please refer to the APAR generated for this issue to track it to resolution. APAR # is SE55983.