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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 7, 2016

Change select next statement feature to end at next semi-colon

The older iNavigator version of the Run SQL Scripts tool used to stop the highlight next statement feature at the next found semi-colon. Now FOR SOME REASON some one got the idea this was not reasonable and now the ACS Run SQL Scripts only stops when there is a non semi-colon character.

Use Case:

Open tool, write multiple statements, put two semi-colons after each statement, run the first statement. Now the second statement is highlighted even though its not really the next statement because there is an implicit null statement between the two semi-colons.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2017

    This feature was made available in the August 2016 update. It is enabled by default under:
    Options->Highlight Next Statement After 'Run Selected'

  • Guest
    Jul 11, 2016

    and where is this documented at?

    I already know of a stop word I ended up using ;p; to stop the highlighting of the next statement.

  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2016

    The behavior change was made based on stakeholder feedback. Please provide us the use case for why highlighting the empty statement (essentially positioning the cursor between the semicolons but not highlighting anything) is useful for you.

    Also, please note that there is a "stop" keyword that can be used between the semicolons and may be useful to you.

  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #91122 in product IBM i.