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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 10, 2020

Add the table's column text description to the Outline view.

When viewing a program's opened files/columns, within the Outline view (under the "File" category), it would be very convenient to be able to see each column text description, defined by the given table. This could show up directly within the Outline view or a pop-up, when the mouse is held over a given column name.

Use Case:

If I need further details on a specific table/column definition, I need to bounce back to my ACS session and obtain the details. Having the information directly within the Outline view would save some research time.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2021

    I would like this RFE to be given a medium priority.

    Very often I have to make a DSPFFD and search for the field in the file in order to see what it is.
    For example a field called XY1234 -- what does that contain.

  • Guest
    Aug 24, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” LOW priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2020

    It should show the contents of both the TEXT() and the COLHDG() keywords.
    Very often the COLHDG only shows the fields name.

  • Guest
    Apr 14, 2020

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