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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 11, 2024

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes.  When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/highlighting of the next statement can cause the user to "lose their place".  It is possible to use "stop;" between statements to mitigate this issue, but it would be nice to have a configurable option.  I have even seen this automatic advancement cause issues/confusion for speakers when presenting at conferences.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). The feature requested already exists. Open Run Sql Scripts. Then Navigate to Edit-->Preferences, and on the General tab, uncheck the "Highlight next statement after 'Run Selected' " option.
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2024

    This can be achieved by using the stop statement.

    For example,

    select field1 from mytable where id = 1;


    select field 2 from mytable2 where id = 1;

    When you select all and run, the first statement will execute and then stop at the stop statement. You then have to select the second statement to run.

    I hope this helps!