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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 27, 2020

ACS Run SQL Scripts insert field names into statement from the results Columns screen

Create and easier way to add fields into SQL statement by selecting check boxes after the results have been returned. I believe this would be a nice efficiency gain.

Use Case:

Often times I find that when we don't know the data within a database file we use

select * from library.tablename


select * from library.tablename fetch first 100 rows only

Then we have to manually type each field name in after identifying them or go back and crtl+space on the statement to select the fields. Some field names or descriptions don't match the data because people have reused fields over time.

It would be a nice feature to be able to right-click on the results, select Columns... and have an option to select the columns you want, using check boxes or that with an insert order, to put back into the statement or something to that affect.

This would save time and mistakes by not having to type the fields in or hit ctrl+space, wait for the system to look up the data, and select the fields (since we already have all of the fields to select from).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2020

    Available in

  • Guest
    Apr 21, 2020

    In the version we just made available, you can right-click on the results and select Details... This will present a table of column names that can be selected. When you have selected the column names you want, right-click and select which Copy option you want. Close the window and paste the comma separated list into your SQL statement.

    Does that meet the requirement?

  • Guest
    Mar 27, 2020

    Attachment (Use case): An example of what I am tried to describe. You could insert the fields where the cursor is located at the time of calling up the columns option.