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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 20, 2022

Make ACS RUNSQL SCRIPTS Open Source/Mbr Respect SRCFILE RCDLEN

In IBM ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if you open a host Source File member, if that source member exceeds 80 bytes, then ACS "wrecks" the source code--potentially making it usable. This request is to have ACS retrieve the source file's record length, and behave accordingly. Today it WRAPS the code which causes problems when you attempt to save it back to the host and when you run in ACS itself.
Note to mention it still adds NULL termination characters to the source member records which is just horrible. Please make ACS RUNSQL Scripts Host Source Member Support better.


Use Case:

I opened a 1200 line SQL source member that contains the CREATE statements for several tables, sequences, views and indexes. That code was heavily commented with the dash-dash comments.
In many cases the comments extended beyond column 80 in the source member. The source file record length for SQL source members (on my systems) is always set to the SEU Max which is 240 characters. Upon loading it into ACS it folded the rows automatically and then when I exited (does it have a save option? I don't recall) it saved it to the host with those wrapped lines, making it unusable by the RUNSQLSTM command. And to reiterate, null terminated character in a source member is a bug not a feature. Please correct these "features" in a future release.


Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Jun 28, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. Longer source records should not be getting reformatted -- this really affects usability of the product.


    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 Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


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


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2022

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

  • Guest
    Feb 28, 2022

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None