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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2022

Double-click on column name in result, inserts that name at cursor position in editor

In ACS -> Run SQL script: Today we have context assistance by pressing F4 to build up SQL statements - and it works nice.

However it is not always practical for complicated statements ( stored procedures, UDTF etc.)

So an alternative and more more practical solution will be appreciated:

Procedures, UDTF, views are typically designed based on output from result sets. Result sets can be made from many sources: select statements, procedures, UDTF, views.

Now - when having the result presented in the grid - some mechanisms to bring this column names into the editor will do the trick.

solution 1:

When you type a SQL statement it will be rather nice to have the possibility to simply double-click on the column label in the the result grid below and then the column name is inserted into the SQL statement at the current cursor position.

solution 2:

Clicking on the column label or labels for selecting or multi selecting (or <CTRL-A> for all. - then press <CTRL-C> or <Command-C) will bring the column or columns into the clipboard and the user can then paste these columns into the source.

solution 3:

Implement both solution 1 and solution2. They will work nice together.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
    Oct 27, 2022

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2022
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions. We have decided to decline this request. The capability to copy the column name is already available. From the Results panel, right click and select Details??? from the Context menu. From Details???, you can right click and select Copy-->Column Name.

    IBM Power Systems Development