I have a whole bunch of connections to our development IBM i. For example one connection for each of our utilities which often are also available as Open Source. The best known utility might be iRPGUnit. Each of them requires a different library list. That, and other tasks that I have to do, requires a different library list. When I signon to the IBM I, I get the library list of our "main" application. But when I want to work on one of our utilities, it can haven that this library list interferes with the library list that I need.
Therefore I would be nice I could specify the library list at the RSE connection. Adding libraries to the initial library list is often sufficient. But not in all cases as I figured out a few days ago.
Von: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Mike Hockings
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2020 16:50
An: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for System i & iSeries
Betreff: Re: [WDSCI-L] RSE library list problem
RDI just shows what the library list is for the job servicing your
workspace, started with your Id. The library list that you see, if it not
just the system default, has been configured in the *JOBD associated with
your Id on the IBM i.
It is possible to add libraries or run a program to set things up by
configuring the connection. And, for those unaware, you can have multiple
connections to the same system with different settings, just connect the
one you want to use.
Mike Hockings, M.Eng., P.Eng.
DevOps for Enterprise
IBM Developer for z Systems and Power Systems Software Technical Support
IBM Canada Ltd. Laboratory
voice 1-905-413-3199 T/L 313-3199 ITN 23133199
From: Thomas Raddatz <thomas.raddatz@xxxxxx>
To: "WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <WDSCI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 2020/01/23 02:19
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [WDSCI-L] RSE library list problem
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Although I use RDi for a couple of years, I did not yet notice the
following problem before. But now I run into a problem when running a
certain unit test. I always thought that the libraries that I specify at
"Connection - Subsystem - Objects Tab - Library list" are used for building
the library list when establishing a connection to a remote system.
But apparently that is wrong, since in fact the libraries are added to the
initial library list of my user profile. For example:
The initial library list of my user profile is:
The library list of the RSE connection is:
Now, when the connection is made, the library list of the connection is:
This behavior makes it difficult to specify the proper library list for a
connection. Sadly I cannot use "CHGLIBL *NONE" as the "Initial command" of
the connection to clear the library list before, because the initial
command is execute after the library list was built.
Of course I can fix the library list when I specify the libraries with
"library position" *FIRST in reverse order. That is not nice and hard to
read, but at last it works.
How do you specify the library list of your RSE connections to get the
Things would be so easy if there was a checkbox "Replace initial library
list" on the properties dialog of the RSE connection.
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