The i Projects store the member description text in metadata which is also
stored in Git.
There is an .ibmi folder in the root directory of the project and in it
there is a folder for each SRCPF and in that folder there is a file named
<member name>.properties for each member that has non-default properties
(i.e. a non-blank member description
It will contain a line
com.ibm.etools.iseries.projects.core\:textDescription=text description for
If you are using Java we have an API to read this. If not, it is pretty
simple to parse.
----- Original message -----
From: Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client
for System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] New Git tutorial for QSYS members
Date: Wed, May 16, 2018 6:19 PM
We'd love to move from SVN to Git...
However, we've got a homegrown utility that transfers from the SVN
copy on our PC to the i. One thing it does is read the custom SVN
property, MEMBER_DESCRIPTION, for an object and updates the source
Git doesn't support custom properties that we could find...
How do you deal with text for a source member which then becomes the
object description text?
Is our only choice to add
ctl-opt text('My program description')
or the CL equivalent to every RPG/CL program?
On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Edmund Reinhardt <
> In preparation for COMMON I just produced a step by step guide to
> Git with QSYS members (well at least in how to get set up)
> It is available on our RDi wiki.
> Visible links
> 1. http://ibm.biz/rdi_git_qsys
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