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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 26, 2014

Add Hyperlink directly to external stored procedure source

I have a call to an external procedure and I'd like to browse the code.
So I pressed CONTROL and hoovered the cursor over the procedure which
changed the external procedure into a hyperlink. I then pressed ENTER.
This took me to the copy statement for the prototype for the external
procedure. I then had to browse the service program source manually.

Use Case:

It would be nice if the hyperlink to the user directly to the code for the external procedure rather than the prototype.

Another implementation maybe to implement a right-click to Browse/Edit Procedure Source Location. (Similar to the right-click to Browse/Edit a Copy member)

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
    Jul 25, 2014

    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.
    Currently, navigating between external calls to subroutines, procedures, and programs can be done with the Application Diagram view. Application Diagram lets you vizualize the flow of your application with respect to external calls. Called programs can be viewed and opened from this view.
    Although we can see the value of your requested enhancement, with competing priorities and the workaround of using Application Diagram we do not have plans to address this request over the next 18 months. If after 18 months, this continues to be important for you business needs, please feel free to resubmit for reconsideration.

  • Guest
    Jul 7, 2014

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.

  • Guest
    May 27, 2014

    A view of the Prototype in the /COPY book must still be available somewhere. It is more likely to be used than the source code of the Module, if the module name is accurately described. For long names of Module, the full name must be visible. For my Copybooks, the 10A name is immaterial, since the long name of the SubModule is stored in the 50A Text of the Source member. -JV