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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on May 14, 2024

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included.

I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which is optional.

I see customers installing using other SQL tools in order to avoid having to give them access to Visual Explain. You could say that RSS was never intended to be an end user tool, but did we not say the same for Query/400 a very long time ago?

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 15, 2024

    Note that the Db2 for i extension for VS Code also allows access to Visual Explain (not that visual (graphic), but anyway...).

    So another option could be to add Visual Explain to the Function Usage Administration and let the system administrator set which (group of) users are allowed to use Visual Explain, instead of letting the SQL tool decide whether to have VE installed or not.

    Best regards,

    Christian Jorgensen

    CEAC member