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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2015

Change ctrl-f to function like eclipse find

Ctrl-f currently opens the find and replace window in the LPEX editor and pre-populates the find block with the selected text, or the last find text if nothing is selected. This is close to, but different from the base eclipse functionality. It should mirror eclipse as much as possible, including changing the scope of the search.

Use Case:

System: Developer for Power Systems
Actor: Developer

Use Cases for Find function

Scenario 1: Developer presses ctrl-f with no selection:
- Populate find field with last search string.
- Restrict search to selection should be unchecked.

Scenario 2: Developer presses ctrl-f with single line or partial line selection:
- Populate find field with selection.
- Restrict search to selection should be unchecked

Scenario 3: Developer presses ctrl-f with multi-line selection:
- Populate find field with first line of selection
- Restrict search to selection should be checked

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 9, 2016

    This feature is now available in the IBM Rational Developer for i V9.5 product with V9.5.1 update installed.
    Restrict search to selection is now enabled for both Block and Stream selection modes.

    Product web page:
    Fix list:
    Download doc:

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2016

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

  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2015

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.