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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 17, 2012

Add the ability to compare iproject members

Allow the ability to use the compare tooling - both LPEX and text - with iProjects and also between different workspaces.

Use Case:

I have more than one workspace and each has a version of the source member. I do not want to push to the IBM i because I do not know which one contains the current version. The push will contaminate the original source on the IBM i. I want to find the most current version and then push that one.

The LPEX compare needs to compare members in the workspace from i Projects.

This should be possible, but there seems no way to do that.

Currently, the only options that are available are to compare to something on the IBM i or something on a local drive. Now you may be able to go out and hunt that file out of the workspace location (or is this a cached copy) but it should be an option. Also the ability to be able to compare something in another iProject or even in the workspace somewhere else should be available.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2021

    This feature was delivered in version 9.6.

  • Guest
    Jun 19, 2020

    We have reviewed this requirement and we feel it would be a beneficial enhancement to the product. We hope to be able to add it to our development plans in the future.

  • 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
    Apr 27, 2012

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

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2012

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