This is very nice stuff to dream about - the Data perspective and Data Studio were always kind of a fill-in to allow testing, but not connected as you describe here - so they are not all that much better than Navigator's tooling, to some of our eyes.

Would an RFE with many votes put this closer to the nearer term?

One of the other matters might include recognition of DDS-based objects as valid to use in SQL - Data Studio doesn't see them, as I recall - I'm not sure about the Data perspective. This question applies to the idea of some good prompting.

Vern

On 10/30/2014 1:35 PM, Edmund Reinhardt wrote:
This is my current dream, which I do not have any resources to implement in
the near term, so please don't have specific expectations, but you can
validate that my plan is on track.

When going from RDi editor to SQL editor, the developer is prompted for
each :variable to give a literal.
Comments will be inserted into the SQL editor, documenting the :variable to
literal mapping.
When going back from the SQL editor to the RDi editor, the literals would
be substituted by the mapped variable, for unmapped literals, the
developer will be prompted if they want to replace with more :variable
names



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From: Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx>
To: wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 30/10/2014 02:30 PM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Running SQL scripts
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



On 10/30/2014 2:10 PM, Edmund Reinhardt wrote:
There is a small subset of IBM Data Studio which is shipped with RDi.
Now
that IBM Data Studio itself is free, you can get the full features of the
product. The SQL running/editing/diagramming is relevant to IBM i. The
query tuning is not since it is geared to LUW DBW (not IBM i).

I am thinking about developing better integration with RDi eventually, so
I
am following this thread with interest.

So if there was an easy way to get embedded SQL into an SQL script editor
in IBM Data Studio would this help write, test queries?
Mad utopian dreamer alert!

Given:
select SYSTEM_COLUMN_NAME, DATA_TYPE, "LENGTH", NUMERIC_SCALE,
COLUMN_TEXT, IS_NULLABLE, "CCSID", SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME,
SYSTEM_TABLE_SCHEMA, COLNO
from SYSCOLUMNS
where SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME = :REF_FILE and
SYSTEM_TABLE_SCHEMA = :REF_LIBR;

I would love to have the test/debug tool/IDE be able to 'declare'
variables :REF_FILE and :REF_LIBR as well as populate them with values
and then execute this code as-is. Once my SQL is working properly, I
could then cut / paste it back into my HLL as-is without having to
remove literals and replace them with host variables.

Similar to the ability SDA has to populate fields for testing (STRSDA
option 3).

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