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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 3, 2020

Persistent cache for Run SQL Scripts

Presently Run SQL Scripts keeps a cache of tables and columns, but that cache isn't persistent. I does not cache SQL statements at all. A persistent cache would improve usability.

Use Case:

Content assist for tables and columns is very handy, but every session has to take the time to download that data from the server. If it could be cached client-side, that would make use much faster. An option to manually refresh would handle server-side changes.

Cached prior statements would allow me to retrieve and modify ad-hoc queries I was using previously.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 23, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Sep 9, 2020

    IBM has received this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    Sep 4, 2020

    If people have not done this already download the latest version (, there are updates made to the CA feature.

  • Guest
    Sep 4, 2020

    In dealings with ACC IBM folks, I have been told the tool does cache for the open session, once an item has been loaded into CA it is supposed to get to faster.

    I do know that qualifying all database objects greatly improves the time to get CA to load the database items.