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Status Needs more information
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 26, 2022

Retrieve SQL source does not format source for easy readability and includes garbage in the source.

For SOX reasons, I retrieve the source DDL to include in change control.

We still use source files to store the DDL.

The source retrieved is not clean and recently started including a \t at the start of each new line.


Please improve the formatting especially to the handling of the wrapping of lines.


TIA, Darryl Freinkel.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 23, 2022
    The Db2 for i development team would like some additional information about this request.

    It appears that you are selecting the "Statements formatted for readability" option from the ACS dialog. That option adds control characters such as tabs and new lines to format the SQL statements. These characters should be harmless within your SQL source. Are they causing an actual problem, or do they just view as odd characters in your editor?

    Can you provide some specific examples of the type of behavior you are seeing that you believe should be changed? That would help us understand this request.