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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 1, 2021

Save SQL Scripts results with Labels

Access Client Solutions- Run SQL Scripts will allow me to display the field names and the field labels in the results screen.
But when I select the 'Save Results' option, the labels will not transfer into the saved document. Only the field names will transfer.

Use Case:

I have many ACS .sql scripts saved separately because they each perform a needed function to deliver data to me which I forward to managers.
When I run the scripts and export the data to Excel, I have to retype the Headings to be more readable to the managers.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2023

    I have checked the Metadata box in the JDBC config and that is giving me the extra headings i needed. Thanks.

  • Guest
    Apr 21, 2022
    This is a reminder that we would like to know if you were able to follow the steps outlined in the earlier comment, and whether that solution meets your need. Please post a comment to this Idea to let us know.

    Thank you in advance,
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2022
    In order to have both column names and labels downloaded, the JDBC configuration needs to be updated as follows:
    Edit???JDBC Configurations???
    Select the JDBC configuration you would like to update and select Edit
    Select the Other tab
    Select the checkbox under Extended metadata

    This will allow you to view headings in your results 4 different ways. Right click in the results window. Select ???Column Headings". The 4 possible ways to view the headings are:
    Name and Label
    Label and Name

    You can switch between these views. For the two compound options, only the first line of the heading is written to the saved file. However, you can determine which line of the heading gets saved by setting which one gets displayed first (by switching between the above options).

    Does that satisfy the requirement?

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2021

    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
    Oct 7, 2021

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

  • Guest
    Oct 5, 2021

    Perhaps even a check box at export time for

    * column name
    * column label
    * column text