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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2017

Enable "Show Fields" for externally described data structures

In RPGLE source members, the "Show fields" function can show the fields of an externally described file (F Spec) in the table view.

Enable this for externally described data structures.

Use Case:

Externally described data structures are often used in a similar manner as externally described fields. In reality, the object behind that source statement is really the same: a physical file.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 13, 2020

    This RFE has been re-evaluated.  Due to the relatively low number of votes, this RFE is now being declined.

  • Guest
    Jun 1, 2017

    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
    Mar 24, 2017

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

  • Guest
    Mar 8, 2017

    I am aware, that I can see the sub fields of an externally described data structure in outline view. But there are the same problems that might have led to implement an additional method for external files:
    - I cannot see the description of the field (and cannot filter with that)
    - outline view ist overloaded with lots of files and data structures
    - outline view is often very slow to load (even in new versions)

  • Guest
    Mar 3, 2017

    Are you aware that the outline view already displays all the fields? Is this sufficient to address your scenario?