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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 29, 2015

Add preference for default case for Context Assist insertions

I'd like a preference to control the default case of field names inserted into the source using context assist (aka auto-complete)?

If I've used the field in my program, it inserts with whatever case I've used in my program. But if I haven't used it yet. It inserts in all uppercase.

I'd really like the option to have it be inserted in all lower case.

Use Case:

Start typing the name of a field in a file (or externally described DS or a LIKEREC DS) used by your program. Ctrl-Space to open context assist. Select a previously unused field and the full name gets inserted.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 6, 2023

    Thank you for delivering this feature. Where do I change this setting?

  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2022
    This Idea is delivered in RDi 96012.
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2020

    We have reviewed this requirement and we feel it would be a beneficial enhancement to the product. We hope to be able to add it to our development plans in the future.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    May 14, 2015

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.