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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2023

Bring back and improve Snippets in RDi

The Snippets view has been removed from RDi since version 9.8. Also the export, export for automatic distribution and import of Snippets was removed.

Please bring back Snippets and improve them by adding "light scripting" or at least conditional code (like /if defined(...) in RPG).

Or deliver an alternative feature for centrally managed pieces of code.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Maria del Carmen Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Jun 13, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM not implement this request.

    The answer from Fortra team is a good enough reason to reject.

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

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    May 30, 2023
    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

    IBM Power Systems Development - RDi team
  • Guest
    May 23, 2023

    RDi had Templates and Snippets. Snippets were removed from base Eclipse, so we made the decision to expand Templates to include fully free templates that allow users to quickly generate standard RPGLE **free templates that can be used with ILE Doc enhancements, and to allow users to use generated templates instead of copying source. (The #1 reason people copy source is to include their company required headers.)

    We encourage users to migrate their code snippets to templates, or download snippets using the p2 update site.

    Templates will continue to be improved. Our plan includes allowing user defined variables and expand the use of iDoc tags (including user added tags), that will enable JavaDoc like features to your ILE source, and to allow users to quickly use shared code.

    (Fortra Development Team)

  • Guest
    May 10, 2023

    I agree, Since the Snippets view was removed, without warming BTW, we had to install a package from the Eclipse marketplace to get them back. Also, as the origional poster states, it's not possible to as easily export Snippits anymore.