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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 29, 2021

Content Assist to slow in resolving fields

Simply put the resolution of potential field makes content assist almost unusable. I can usually find the field information faster by switching to an emulator session and looking up the fields faster than it comes back.

This is mentioned in 146722 and 145028 -- I'm agnostic on the solution - it just needs to be at the same speed as other database query utilities.


Use Case:

Would make the Run SQL Scripts so much nicer. Lots of time saved from looking. DBeaver is able to do quickly so I'm not sure why this takes as long as it does.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 24, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. There are other tools that appear to do the same thing that do the job, but do not have the delay, so there are work-arounds, but it would be good to have an IBM solution that works as well as competing products. Note that the slowness is known to be especially a problem on a remote connection when there is low bandwidth.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key 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.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2021

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

  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2021

    An (undesirable) workaround is to qualify the schema to the tables in the query or use the SQL naming method.