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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 29, 2011

Enhancements on Integrated Help System

Developer should be able to access Help contents by simply clicking F1 not only on RPG statements but also on other general commands used in CL.

Use Case:

As an example you can have a look at a very simple CL example available on OS4 system (, needs IBM Intranet Authentication) - library PROVEOO - srcfile QCLSRC - member PROVACLLE -> command ovrdbf (it exists in Help contents but when F1 is clickes Help does not open automatically)

Idea priority Medium
  • 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
    Oct 31, 2012

    The requested information was not provided and the RFE is being closed.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2011

    Could you please provide more information on what you would like to see.
    Previously there was a problem that the CL help did not display. However that has been fixed in the latest product so that now you get the detailed help for individual CL commands when you press F1 and it automatically opens in a browser. However, the help comes from the system help for the CL command so it does not allow you to synchronize to the CL help that is available in the help contents.

    So if it does open to the correct help as is working today, is that sufficient?
    Or are you looking for help integrated with the help content?

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2011

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