Hi Matt,

that is mostly what I looked for - even if it only works in the TN5250J emulation from iSphere, it is more than nothing.

Maybe I can extend that function to work from iACS too.

I will give it a try on Monday when I‘m back at work.

Thanks so much - I just don’t know how I could overlook that.


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Am 16.07.2021 um 21:54 schrieb Tyler, Matt <matt.tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

I just looked at the iShere help in version 4.1.0 and it has a section under the 5250 app thers is a section for PDM options that is "Start iSphere Compare/Merge Editor".


From: Daniel Gross <daniel@xxxxxxxx>

Thanks, but it's a bit more complicated - so I try do describe.

I have generated a table with a row for each source member on a machine - library, filename, member name, last changed, text and a SHA-512 hash over the members contents.

This table is there for 2 different machines, so I can compare them with a full join, and find members, which have a different hash value, so I know, that these members differ from one machine to the other.

Now from this application, I wanted to launch RDi to make the detailed comparison of these members - which are residing on different machines. It's not a problem to do that from RDi as long as you have a connection to both machines - as you have written in detail, and this also works with two members on two different machines/connections. But it would be so much easier, if my application could trigger this.

In the "good old days" of COE/400 it was very easy with STRCODECMD or a CALL to EVFCFDBK to open a member on the workstation from PDM or any other application.

So I wondered, if this is still possible - but no luck so far.

I have the idea, to write a RDi plugin for that - maybe someone can help me a bit - it would be even enough to trigger the compare dialog with the right values already filled in.


From: Tyler, Matt
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 9:08 AM
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for System i & iSeries <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RDi Opening or comparing members from remote system

iSphere has connectivity from in RDi with an embedded 5250 view but I don't know if compare is one of them.

RDi has a view named Objects Table, which is supposed to be a PDM like tool. You can filter across your IBM server by a variety of selections. I use it sometimes to compare in development to production or other track source. Just select two of the results listed and choose compare with -> each other.


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