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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 26, 2020

Allow Save as New Example to replace existing Example

I often find the need to replace a custom SQL Example I created with corrected or improved SQL, however Save as New Example is the only option and if you attempt to save as an existing example you get an already exists message. Either change this error popup to a query, do you want to replace?, or add a new Replace Existing Example option.

Use Case:

Allowing Modification of an existing SQL Example rather than creating My Example v1, My Example V2 etc etc.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. This function would greatly enhance the usability of Examples by allowing for iteration and enhancemnt of existing Examples. We voted medium as there is workaround via editing script files.

    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
    Dec 15, 2020

    I did find a workaround of sorts, I'll try to describe it - it is possible to save the examples using the Save option to the local PC, into the directory where the examples live. Not as convenient but not bad either.

    Vern Hamberg
    CAAC member

  • Guest
    Nov 5, 2020

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


ACS Run SQL script - replace example option

Run SQL scripts (RSS) allows you to add examples yourself. We live in a dynamic world and in some case you want to update an existing example within RSS. That option is currently not available within RSS. Use Case: Since the introduction of DB2 fo...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration