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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 11, 2011

Run commands through debugger

When using STRDBG on the green screen we can access a command line. That means that when we debug a program that was called in an interactive sesson, we are in the same job and cans see/change objects in QTEMP of the running program. We sometimes debug programs that run in batch in an iteractive session just for this purpose.
We'd like the ability to run commands through the debugger that run in the job being debugged,

Use Case:

Developper has started debug in RD Power, sets some breakpoints and resumes execution.
When the program is stopped at a breakpoint, the developper selects the option in the context menu of the debug view to run a command to copy a file from QTEMP to her developper library so she can investigates the contents.

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
    Sep 13, 2011

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest an enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us. We do not have plans to address your request over the next 18 months due to a limitation in using the STRDBG command when the debugger and the application are running in different jobs. If after 18 months, this continues to be important for you business needs, please feel free to resubmit for reconsideration during an appropriate planning cycle. Again, thank you for your suggestion and continued support!