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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 19, 2021

Allow current date usage in RDi snippet controls

The snippet view allows you to create dynamic variables, using "${varname}" string formatting. Allow the current date constant value to be selected.

Use Case:

I have some snippets I use, with variables to represent the current date. I have to constantly key in the current date's value.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 23, 2021

    We have to reject this since snippets view has been replaced with the Templates view in 4.19 of Eclipse. Can you open a new RFE for templates?

  • Guest
    Aug 12, 2021

    I tried templates. While I could utilize ${date} for current date, my snippets utilize several dynamic entries. I cannot find a way to allow the user to enter dynamic values for the template.


  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2021


    Have you tried using template? It does provide implementation for ${date} and can be used with content assist.
    If not, can you have a try and see if it can satisfy your need?

    By the way, snippets view has been replaced with the Templates view in 4.19 of Eclipse.