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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 16, 2018

DB Development Perspective allow subset on Edit

IBM Rational Developer for i (RDi) version has a Database Development perspective that allows editing of the contents of a Db2 table (right-click on table->Data->Edit). This brings back an arbitrary subset of the rows in the table. That feature would be much more usable if you were able to get a specific subset of rows back (probably via a SQL query).

MS SQL Server Management Studio and IBM Data Studio (for Db2 other than Db2 for i) already have this functionality.

Use Case:

Data maintenance could be done through RDi. The current feature only works for tables with very few rows, or to add new rows. Other maintenance must be done via other methods, like manual INSERT, DELETE & UPDATE SQL statements.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    Data Studio is no longer accepting RFE's so we are going to mark this as a duplicate of ACS's RFE:

    IBM Data Studio is no longer being actively enhanced. Similar database activities can be achieved by using IBM i Access Client Solutions.
    While ACS's Schema support does not yet have the Edit table contents action, it does support FOR UPDATE from the Run SQL Scripts action to interactively edit the table contents.

  • Guest
    Jan 4, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - RPG/COBOL Development Tools
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Although this could be done with product DBU, if one wants to live in RDi, it certainly makes sense to add this.

    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 RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager