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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2012

Improve handling of variables and constants in RDP RPGLE Content Assist

Content Assist for RPGLE does not always present the correct choices.
For instance, say I have an array named Values and a series of constants or variables named iSomething for array indexes. If I then type
Values(i and hit ctrl-Space, the choices presented consists of

I expected to not see Values as it does not start with i, and to see the list of iSomething names.

I had submitted this issue as a PMR, but apparently, I'm hitting a limitation of Content Assist, hence this RFE.

Content Assist should present the complete list of variables, constants and keywords that are valid in the context, with no extra choices.

Ideally, for constants, when the context allows to determine the needed type, only those constants matching this type should be included. For instance, only show numeric constants for an index.

Another example for not showing extra choices:
If I type a free format expression with an =, such as
var = i (ctrl-space)
the list should not include opcodes.

Use Case:

See description.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2021

    This feature was delivered in version 9.6.

  • Guest
    Jul 29, 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
    Nov 7, 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.