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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2022

Change SQL window quit warning dialog buttons

When closing an SQL window, the warning prompts are inconsistent and confusing.

  1. All results currently open will be closed. Do you want to continue? Yes/No

  2. Save changes to Untitled? Yes/No/Cancel

On the first question, No abandons the close action. On the second question, No does not abandon the close action.

To close a window, throwing everything away (a common requirement) requires Yes, then No. However, if no results are displayed, then it requires just a No. This means the user must stop and carefully read the message to decide which button to click, every time.

Best practice is to use active verbs on buttons to make it immediately clear what will occur, and the text becomes only a supporting function.

I would like to suggest these buttons be changed as follows:

  1. Close/Cancel

  2. Save/Discard/Cancel

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 23, 2024
    Preferences have been added to Run SQL Scripts to avoid being prompted to close results on the Preferences Results tab, and to perform an AutoSave on the Preferences General tab.
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 19, 2022
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). We understand the request and will consider it for a future update though no commitment is made nor implied.

    IBM Power Systems Development