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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 21, 2022

Show object names by default in Visual Explain diagram

After a fresh install of Access Client Solutions, the default diagram view for Visual Explain shows the Icon Type, but not the Object Name in the icon label. I would like to suggest that both should be enabled as a default.

I often get asked to help analyse queries, and the primary way these are sent to me is a screenshot of the VE diagram. Often the user hasn't turned on the icon labels, so the join order -- which is often the first thing I want to check -- cannot be determined.

I think having this be the default would be more friendly to beginners, and if superusers wish to turn them off then that option is available.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 8, 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