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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 13, 2021

Copy Function RDI

Hello, I have not checked out the new release yet but if the ability to copy from one source to another one open in the workspace using (c(c) and a) as we can do in the current source in addition to copy/paste would be a big time saver I think. Since we can do it in the current source why not in another source open?

Use Case:

Copy lines of code from one source to another.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 16, 2021

    We have evaluated this request and determined that it cannot be implemented at this time.

  • Guest
    Oct 26, 2021

    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 - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Oct 20, 2021

    I'm also missing a way to copy from one source to another just like you are doing in PDM.
    Copy/paste using the Windows clipboard is ok for minor code snippets but when it is larger chunks of code I'm using PDM.
    I feel it is easier and faster using it.

    One way to implement it in RDI could be that new options are implemented that specify what to copy into the clipboard and where to insert it from the clipboard. Thus in the source where you want to copy something from you could mark the block with CCx ( x is an arbitrary character ) and in the source where you want to copy to from the clipboard you could use Ax or Bx ( x is still an arbitrary character but the same used in the CCx statement).
    This doesn't inhibit the use of ctrl+C and ctrl+V shortcuts.

    Another way could be to emulate the functionality from PDM where you press F15 and select a source.
    This opens a window where you can select the source and mark what is to be copied and then where it should be inserted.

    But I think that the first suggestion using the clipboard is the easiest way to implement this functionality.

  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2021

    I assume that you mean the line commands "c", "cc" (for copy) and "a" for "insert after", right?

    If that is true, then I wonder what should happen if a user had more than 2 source members open in RDi. In that case there could be copy commands (waiting for execution) in 2 or more source members. What should happen in the source member with the "a" (insert after) command, then? In that case RDi cannot know the lines to copy.

    From my point of view copy & paste (using the Windows clipboard) is the preferred way to go when copying lines between source members.


  • Guest
    Oct 13, 2021

    Attachment (Description): Example of CC in other source