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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 28, 2018

Find/Replace a string in multiple source members

I am requesting the ability to Find and Replace a text string in multiple source members at the same time.
We currently have the ability to search (find) members containing a string... We can export that to a member filter to do various actions (complile, etc.) on that group. But (unlike SEU) there is no way to change(replace) that string.
In RDi you have to edit each source member individually and save it.

Use Case:

One of many examples: I have an OPM utility program that is called from many other programs (RPGLE or CLP). I need to change the name of that program for some reason - lets say a I moved an OPM program into Service Program (i.e. modernizing).
I search source files for members containing that program name (RDi or iSphere)... I review the search results and eliminate some members. I export the results to a new Member Filter. Now I want to FIND and REPLACE the call to the OPM program with the call to my new Service Pgm Procedure.

When completed - I can easily compile all members in the member filter.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 8, 2018

    This RFE is a duplicate of another RFE. See 29260 for current status.
    Currently, you can use i Project to find/replace a string in multiple source members. Download files into i project, then do a File Search. Results are shown in Search view. Multi-select files then right click, select Replace Selected. In this wizard, you can replace string in multiple members and preview changes.