Another option might be to also store source member desc/type info in a comment in your source members.

Then after a source member is uploaded the source member can be read with some extract code to reconstitute descriptive info.

This way you don't need to rely on RDI or any tool to manage the source metadata. It's part of the source members.

Regards,

Richard Schoen
Director of Document Management
e. richard.schoen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
p. 952.486.6802
w. helpsystems.com

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message: 1
date: Thu, 17 May 2018 09:49:03 -0600
from: Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] New Git tutorial for QSYS members

Ah, so the key is to use an iProject...

I need to find time to play with this...

Charles


On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 5:07 AM, Edmund Reinhardt < edmund.reinhardt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Charles
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
COMPILE CL

If you are using Java we have an API to read this. If not, it is pretty
simple to parse.

HTH


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Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] New Git tutorial for QSYS members
Date: Wed, May 16, 2018 6:19 PM

Edmund,

We'd love to move from SVN to Git...

However, we've got a homegrown utility that transfers from the SVN
working
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
member
text.

Git doesn't support custom properties that we could find...

How do you deal with text for a source member which then becomes the
*PGM
object description text?

Is our only choice to add
ctl-opt text('My program description')
or the CL equivalent to every RPG/CL program?

Thanks!
Charles

On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Edmund Reinhardt <
edmund.reinhardt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> FYI
> In preparation for COMMON I just produced a step by step guide to
using
> Git with QSYS members (well at least in how to get set up)
> It is available on our RDi wiki.
> [1][1]http://ibm.biz/rdi_git_qsys
>
> Enjoy!
>
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message: 2
date: Thu, 17 May 2018 16:03:39 +0000
from: Justin Taylor <JUSTIN@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Rational Developer for i V9.6.0.2 fixpack
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Interesting but not something I can see myself ever using. I either do a position-to in Object Table by just typing, or hotkey for "Open Member in Editor", and go.

Thanks




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From: Charles Wilt [mailto:charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx]
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Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Rational Developer for i V9.6.0.2 fixpack isnowavailable!

Give focus to the object table, Ctrl-Shift-Q for quick filters ...

You can also show them from the icon on the window to the left of the down arrow, "options" icon...

Charles



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message: 3
date: Thu, 17 May 2018 16:32:34 +0000
from: Ken Killian <kkillian@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Rational Developer for i V9.6.0.2 fixpack
isnowavailable!

I have been using the table since day one. But for some strange reason, the newbies don?t like it. They are used to dumb terminals with a single screen. <lol> after that I understood most do not even know how to navigate windows. Oh well...

Sent from my iPhone

On May 17, 2018, at 11:19 AM, Bob Cagle <bcagle@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm surprised more people haven't been using the object table to mimic PDM. The new "souped up" version is nice, but I've been using the old basic object table for years; never liked using RSE for browsing source.

Thanks

Bob Cagle
IT Manager
Lynk


From: Edmund Reinhardt

Glad to hear that Charles. It is a lot faster than RSE to identify the
set of objects/members. If you ever find you are using the same filter,
you can name it and then it will appear in the RSE tree as well. This is
how I find it useful. I still use the RSE Tree view for what it is good
at (seeing multiple filters at the same time)



From: Charles Wilt
Ok Edmund...

Been giving the Object table a chance..
I like it, mostly for on the fly subsets I don't want to create a
permanent filter for.

Nice work!
Charles

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM, Edmund Reinhardt <
edmund.reinhardt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Give the new Object Table a chance. Give it focus and hit
Ctrl-Shift-Q
for quick filters
This is a very powerful way to quickly create the filter you
desire.
You
can then save and load from RSE so it complements and adds to the
power
of
RSE.
Note that you can type in user actions in the option column
Also the Subset tab is blazing fast to quickly find things

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