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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 31, 2012

Outline view: remove duplicate line line number references

When an RPGLE definition is referenced multiple times on the same line, the Outline view will repeat that line number as many times.
For instance, it line 125 is:
y= (x + 10) / x;
The references for zone X will show 125 twice.

This is especially problematic definitions that are referenced in /copy as the line number shown is that of the /copy. A template definition could be referenced tens or even a hundred times in the copy member.
For instance, many APIs have an error parameter that has a certain structure for which I have defined a template that is referenced in numerous API prototypes that are in copy members.
In some applications, we use templates much as reference files. Some basic entities of the application are used in many structures defined in /copy.
This generates multiple duplicate line numbers that make the outline less useful as we keep needing to scroll to navigate through the usage info.
As the line number in the Outline, is basically a link to go to that line, only one is necessary.

In removing the duplicate line numbers, the (M) indicator, should be present if one of those references has the (M).

Use Case:

Multiple references to a definition are made on the same line.
The Outline view shows that line number only once, leaving space for other information.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2021

    This feature was delivered in version 9.6. We show line and pos, so as you select each of the line numbers, we show you the offset position also.

  • 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
    Oct 25, 2012

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

  • Guest
    Oct 2, 2012

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