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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 15, 2022

Add "Open for Edit" shortcut in IBM Rational Developer for i

When the developers browse source codes using IBM Rational Developer for i, they often open source members using mouse right-click option 'Browse With" as they do not want to lock the source member while browsing.
When the developer decides to actually change already opened source member, it is needed to find the exact source member again in Remote Systems Explorer and open it for edit.
Please add new option "Open for Edit" to context menu accessible at the tab with the name of opened source member, which will allow quickly open for edit source member, which is already opened for browse.

Use Case:

Expected use case:
- open source member for browse,
- new tab is opened with source code, marked as "Browse",
- right-click on tab name, currently there is only option to close the tab, add new option there "Open for Edit"
- when option "Open for Edit" will be selected, the same source member is now available for editing

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2024

    IBM should reject this, or mark it "Delivered".

    As a previous poster noted more than 18 months ago:

    When a member is open for browse and you want to edit it, press Ctrl+Shift+G or double click on the word "Browse" in the status bar. This toggles the mode between Browse and Edit.

  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2022
    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

    IBM Power Systems Development - RDi team
  • Guest
    Apr 25, 2022

    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
    Component - Other
    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 - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2022
    IBM understands this requirement and will consider this in a future delivery
  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2022

    The status is indicated clearly by different tab icons and the headline, that shows "Browse" when the editor is in "Browse" mode.

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2022

    When a member is open for browse and you want to edit it, press Ctrl+Shift+G or double click on the word "Browse" in the status bar. This toggles the mode between Browse and Edit.