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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 23, 2011

Ability for Replacing PF/LF objects while compilation from RDP/RBD

It will be nice to having ability of replacing PF/LF objects while compilation from RDP.

After going to Window ?> Preferences ?> Remote Systems ?> IBM i ?> Command Execution then checked the box for Replace object and unchecked Compile in batch.

Now every time on compile one of DDS PF Source Member (MYPFFILE in library MYLIBRARY) getting the error ?

File MYPFFILE in library MYLIBRARY already exists.
Cause . . . . . : An attempt was made to create a file that already exists. Recovery . . . : Do one of the following: -- Change the file or library name on create file command, and then try the request again. -- Omit the request

From Green Screen I can change the Session Defaults (F18) in ?Replace Objects? if it's No (N) it ask for confirmation while compiling PF source using option 14 and if it's Yes (Y) then it didn't ask for the confirmation just replace the objects.

Would be great to have this feature in RDPi as well.

Use Case:

Window ?> Preferences ?> Remote Systems ?> IBM i ?> Command Execution then checked the box for Replace object and unchecked Compile in batch.

Connect to IBM i Remote System
Expand your Library
Expand the QDDSSRC
Select a PF member
Right Click Mouse
Select Compile
Select CRTPF

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 22, 2014

    Thank you for submitting this request. We do see value in the proposed feature, however many other requests have garnered more votes, or otherwise clearly represent a higher degree of value to a broader cross-section of customers. Unfortunately, due to the large number of higher priority requests, we do not believe we will realistically deliver this, and do not wish to leave requests in "under consideration" status for an open-ended period of time.

    Accordingly, we are moving your request to rejected status at this time. You are free to resubmit for reconsideration during a later planning cycle, particularly if you are confident that the request will garner more votes.

    Thank you again for taking the time to offer your suggestion.  Much of our product direction reflects feedback such as yours, and your input is always valued even when we're unable to directly incorporate it.

  • Guest
    Jun 19, 2014

    This is just one more reason to stick with PDM/SEU... I sometimes wonder if those that write the RDi code live in the "real world". CHGPF doesn't work either if you are changing or removing a field.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 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.