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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 13, 2020

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Open File Detail View

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions Run SQL Scripts application and opening a script from a PC file or IFS file, the file view always goes back to the "List View". I would like the program to remember that I was in "Details View" and also the column sort last used. The application does remember the last folder when opening from PC file or IFS file.

Use Case:

I use the Run SQL scripts extensively and have hundreds of script files in my PC file system. I have a folder structure to help organize them. Quite often I find myself looking for a script file in a folder and there are several likely candidates for a problem I was working on. To help find the file I use the detail view and sort on the date modified in descending order to tell me which one I worked on last. Many times I open the last file and it turns out not to be the one I wanted. Then I have to go through the open dialog again and switch to detail view and click twice on the modified date to get back where I was last time.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 11, 2022
    This support is now available in version dated November 2022.
  • Guest
    Nov 3, 2022
    This is planned for our November 2022 update.
  • 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
    Apr 21, 2020

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