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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 1, 2011

Open source from an object

Open the source in browse mode from an object, if there are multiple modules, list them first, if only one, open directly.

Objects contain source information from which the object was created (well, except when compiled from the IFS, but most people still use source files in QSYS).
This RFE would add a browse source option in the context menu in RSE and Object Table.
This option would you the source info from the object to open the source member in browse mode.
Programs and service programs can be composed of multiple modules, In that case, the list of modules would be presented first. Alternatively, for these, the Browse source option would be on the module which we can see when we expand the program.

Use Case:

Developer select a one module program and chooses the Browse source menu.
The source file member defined on the program is opened in browse mode.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    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

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest this enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us.
    Currently, you can open source members from the object by using Application Diagram.
    Although we can see the value of your requested enhancement, with competing priorities and the workaround of using Application Diagram we do not have plans to address this request over the next 18 months. If after 18 months, this continues to be important for you business needs, please feel free to resubmit for reconsideration.

  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2011

    This RFE will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2011

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.