We don't use the space after column 80 on purpose, but when you are typing a SQL statement from memory you can forget to stop typing in a logical position, so wrapping the code after column 80 on an exec sql line reformat would be a useful addition.

The addition of being able to insert a newline without triggering the formatter would be very useful too (thanks "x y" for the idea) as I find it frustrating when the RPG lines after my sql statement get dragged into my sql statement by the formatter if I haven't entered the semi-colon on the sql line yet (it did once cause a serious problem when a free-form eval statement was dragged into a sql WHERE statement and the programmer didn't notice!) Having the sql formatter not trigger after a paste would be useful for the same reason.

We'd like to use /* */ comments "inline" and // comments before/after the exec sql statement, if you can fit some options like that in. I've never thought of using the space after column 80 for comments on sql lines... I don't even use it for comments in RPG. (SEU users who don't set their terminal program to use 132 width screens don't think to look for comments over there more often than not.)

Any chance we can get the usages of files and fields from a sql statement into the outline? (with or without an F-spec.) This sounds like a job the auto-formatter might be able to help with.


-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Taryn Morris
Sent: 11 June 2014 19:10
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Feedback regarding the automatic SQL Formatter

The development team is looking to improve some functionality with the SQL automatic formatter and we are seeking your feedback to give us some guidance. Some of you may have experienced the frustration of pushing embedded SQL code beyond column 80 while the automatic formatting preference is turned on. Once the cursor is moved to another line, the formatter will re-format the SQL statement but leave behind any code pushed beyond column 80, since anything after this is generally considered a comment and should be ignored.

We are proposing a solution to have another preference to turn on with the SQL formatter that will allow SQL that goes beyond column 80 to be considered part of the statement and not a comment. This will prevent the formatter from ignoring any code that may get pushed out during a reformat of the statement.

What we would like to know is how many of you use the space beyond column
80 to write the comments for SQL statements, versus including it directly in the code (ie: using '//' or '/*' to comment). Also, would this solution help those who use automatic SQL formatting? If this solution helps, we would appreciate any recommendations on what the new preference should be named in order to make its intention obvious to the user.


Taryn Morris
Software Developer for Rational Developer for i
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