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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2023

Allow option on STRSQL to remove the F3-Exit option of "1=Save and exit session"

I consider this a save/restore issue.

I did a system migration from a Power 9 to a Power 10.  I had users complain that their STRSQL session statements did not migrate.  I realize they are stored in some object in QRECOVERY and do not get saved.  However the users feel that if they take an option to "Save and exit session" then it better, by golly, save the session.

I would like the ability to turn that option off and force them to store it into a source file if they really want to save it.

Personally I would rather they just use Run SQL Scripts and if it wasn't that I considered this a save/restore issue I wouldn't bother to submit an idea about STRSQL.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2023
    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this Idea at this time, so it is being closed.

    The STRSQL interface to run SQL statements is no longer being enhanced. IBM will not invest resources in creating a switch to disable the Save and exit option.