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This is a dump of tips gathered from the [[WDSCI-L]] list.
This is a dump of tips gathered from the [[WDSCI-L]] list ref. [[User:Starbuck5250|Starbuck5250]], 5 November 2007 (CST)
Additional tips for Lpex [[WDSC_LPEX|can be found here]]
For keyboard shortcuts, see [[WDSC_shortcuts]]
===Editor Commands ===
The tips are split up into sub-pages.
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200707/msg00061.html]
(Note the post mentions ?SEU, I found ?Editor to be also useful)
*Type ?Editor on the command line
To see the tips please click on a link below.
*Click on 'Default editor commands' to see the commands
*Click on the command for more info, including usage
Check [[WDSC LPEX#LPEX command line|LPEX commands.]]
* [[WDSC shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Editor Commands|Editor Commands]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#WDSCi vs SEU F15=Browse options|WDSCi vs SEU F15=Browse options]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Position my cursor to where I need to key additional data. (On IBM rqmts list)|Position my cursor to where I need to key additional data. (On IBM rqmts list)]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Do I have to use the mouse to copy lines from one member to another?|Do I have to use the mouse to copy lines from one member to another?]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#How can I copy field names in to the member? (On IBM rqmts list)|How can I copy field names in to the member? (On IBM rqmts list)]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Can I condition page ups and downs by cursor position?|Can I condition page ups and downs by cursor position?]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Do I have to continually save my work?|Do I have to continually save my work?]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Auto Marking Changes to the Source|Auto Marking Changes to the Source]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#How do I shift a block of text left/right?|How do I shift a block of text left/right?]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Vertical line in WDSCI editor|Vertical line in WDSCI editor]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Prevent Enter generating a new line|Prevent Enter generating a new line]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#To Print RPG Indented Source|To Print RPG Indented Source]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#To show dates for source lines:|To show dates for source lines:]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#See SQL HOST variables in OUTLINE view. (is not possible)|See SQL HOST variables in OUTLINE view. (is not possible)]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Downloading source to PC to work offline|Downloading source to PC to work offline]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#OFFLINE work vs ONLINE |OFFLINE work vs ONLINE ]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Fast Open another Source|Fast Open another Source]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Record/Playback for Signature marks|Record/Playback for Signature marks]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Field Exit|Field Exit]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Automatic structure completion|Automatic structure completion]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Enter Key not Working|Enter Key not Working]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Snippets|Snippets]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Switch Auto Syntax Check On/Off|Switch Auto Syntax Check On/Off]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#CL auto format|CL auto format]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Show fields in a file|Show fields in a file]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Refresh Cache for New Field|Refresh Cache for New Field]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Work on a fix while keeping another project open|Work on a fix while keeping another project open]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Tracking Source changes|Tracking Source changes]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Column Sensitive Editing|Column Sensitive Editing]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Block Nesting|Block Nesting]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#View Source Side By Side|View Source Side By Side]]
* [[WDSC tips/Editor#Refreshing the Project Perspective|Refreshing the Project Perspective]]
# Note the Short Commands (see following small extract from the text)
/text Find the next occurrence of the specified text.
-/text Find the specified text searching backwards from the current position.
'text Find the next occurrence of the specified text.  The search is a case-sensitive search.
-'text Find the specified text searching backwards from the current position.  The search is a case-sensitive search.
(there is more info in the help text)
There is more find info at [[WDSC Find Tips]]
* [[WDSC tips/Compile#RPG source was not being saved|RPG source was not being saved]]
* [[WDSC tips/Compile#Error-messages are still showing in the edit view|Error-messages are still showing in the edit view]]
* [[WDSC tips/Compile#SQLRPGLE Compiles how to find Compile errors|SQLRPGLE Compiles how to find Compile errors]]
* [[WDSC tips/Compile#Within RSE, how to compile Interactively versus Batch|Within RSE, how to compile Interactively versus Batch]]
* [[WDSC tips/Compile#Custom Compile Commands|Custom Compile Commands]]
Return to [[WDSC tips#TOP|TOP]]
* [[WDSC tips/Find#Scan for a date when source lines were changed (like F14 in SEU)|Scan for a date when source lines were changed (like F14 in SEU)]]
* [[WDSC tips/Find#Find Tips|Find Tips]]
* [[WDSC tips/Find#Find Field usage (for SQL where OUTLINE doesnt work)|Find Field usage (for SQL where OUTLINE doesnt work)]]
* [[WDSC tips/Find#Search|Search]]
===WDSCi vs SEU F15=Browse options===
ref [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200603/msg00057.html]
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00266.html]
*To edit the same member, the method most analogous to the SEU {{keypress|F15}} browse is {{keypress|Ctrl|2}} to split view,
**click on subroutine name in Outline View to position the new view to the subroutine,
**do whatever,
**{{keypress|Ctrl|0}} to close the second view. 
Note that new views opened this way can all allow editing, and you can have up to 5 views open on a single member, not just 2 as in SEU.
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Debug and SEP Service Entry Points|Debug and SEP Service Entry Points]]
*To edit/browse a different member, {{keypress|Ctrl|Shift|A}} (or open using any other method). Then drag the member name tab down or to the right until it turns into an arrow and release. This splits the screen (top/bottom or left right) for editing/browse. Does not work when in maximized mode.
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Clear Breakpoints|Clear Breakpoints]]
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Field Values|Field Values]]
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Debug Breakpoints not breaking|Debug Breakpoints not breaking]]
**just go to the subroutine by clicking on it in the Outline View,
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Debug a crashed Job|Debug a crashed Job]]
**do whatever,
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Debug server not starting|Debug server not starting]]
**then return to the Exsr by clicking on the line number where the subroutine is used.
* [[WDSC tips/DEBUG#Displaying the Contents of a Table|Displaying the Contents of a Table]]
*A third way is to set a quick mark and return to it.
*A fourth way is to set a named mark and return to it.
*A fifth way (but the Outline View is easier) is to filter the source by the subroutine name
**(either {{keypress|Ctrl|F}}, enter name, click All, or right click, Selected, Filter selected,
**which can also be set up as a key combo if you like),
**put the cursor on the Exsr or Begsr as you choose, and then {{keypress|Ctrl|W}}.
Note: If you have, you're too far behind - I believe you need or higher to be able to open multiple views on the same member.
===Position my cursor to where I need to key additional data. (On IBM rqmts list)=== 
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
In SEU, when I hit enter, the editor will automatically position my cursor to where I need to key additional data?  I know tab moves me to the next input position, but not whether it requires input.  And by the time auto syntax checking informs me, I have spent time reading the message, relocating my cursor, etc.
*There is no way to currently do this.  It is on IBM's list of requirements.
Automatic cursor positioning can be configured by choosing 'Preferences' from the 'Window' menu.
*In version 7, you are looking for <code>Remote Systems -> Remote Systems LPEX Editor -> iSeries Parsers -> ILE RPG</code>
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===Do I have to use the mouse to copy lines from one member to another?===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
Standard windows copy/paste keys can be used, along with a few extras provided in LPEX (check the Edit menu for selection options)
To copy X lines,
*put your cursor is on the first line of the block you want to move,
*press Home,
*then hold Shift and press the down arrow X times. 
*Now press Ctrl+C,
*then Shift+F6 (this is like Alt-Tab in windows, but for LPEX editor tabs) until you get to the target member. 
*Now find the line you want to insert at, and press Ctrl+V.
Another method not mentioned yet is to
*mark the lines to copy using Alt-L,
*then copy them into position using Alt-C. 
The lines will be inserted beginning with the line after your cursor position. You should also explore the other Select/Selected functions, which are listed under the Edit menu with their [[WDSC_shortcuts|keyboard shortcuts]].
See list, [[WDSC_shortcuts]].
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===How can I copy field names in to the member? (On IBM rqmts list)===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
*This is on IBM's list of requirements.
*I added a table to the Table View, I can see all my fields, but can't copy and paste from there.
*Drag and drop from table view to RS LPEX is currently not available.
*You can always open the DDS source and copy the names from there. 
*Be sure to have a look at the [[WDSC tips#How do I shift a block of text left/right?|rectangle select]] - it may come in handy for this (alt-r, alt-c.)
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===Can I condition page ups and downs by cursor position?===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
*Or at least jump the cursor to the top or bottom of the displayed view, then I could roll by line up or down.
*Keys can be easily remapped to do other things - check the mailing list archives for discussions on this at length.
*You'll also want to read the reference help for what LPEX actions are available/do (scrollTop, scrollUp come to mind)
Try this from the archives;
How to set an Alt + xx key to position the current line to the top or bottom of your source window.  [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200612/msg00013.html]
*I use the alt page up and down keys,
*I also have alt + T set to put the current line at the top of the editor window.
*Ctrl+T (v7) will put the line where the cursor is at the top of the screen.
Also check [[WDSC Workbench]] for more info on key remapping.
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===Do I have to continually save my work?===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
In SEU, when I hit <enter>, I know it has been saved, even if I lose my session.
*Remote Systems LPEX Editor has an auto-save feature.
*Default is set to every 5 minutes. 
*Check out Windows -> Preferences -> Remote Systems -> LPEX Editor
I save every PC document after every few lines. 
Virtually all PC software recognises Ctrl-S as the 'Save' sequence.
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===Auto Marking Changes to the Source===
ref [[User:FKOL|FKOL]],  3 January 2007 (CST)
Select Window -> Preferences -> Remote Systems -> Iseries -> LPEX Editor Parsers
*Check the box with text 'Add signature to changed lines'
*and enter your Change number in the Signature box.
*Click OK
Now whenever you change a line of source code, the 'signature' will be placed in pos 1-5 of the source line.
also see [[WDSC tips#Record/Playback for Signature marks|Record/Playback for Signature marks]]
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===How do I shift a block of text left/right?===
ref [[User:Starbuck5250|Starbuck5250]],  5 November 2007 (CST)
Select the block of text by putting the cursor on the upper left corner of the block. 
Press Alt-R. 
Move the cursor to the lower left corner. 
Press Alt-R again. 
Do '''NOT''' use Windows copy/paste (ctrl-c/x/v) 
You now have a block of text selected. 
*An alternate way to select is
Alt-L (line)  
and then hold down the Shift key while using the cursor keys to continue highlighting lines.
*You can also Alt-L on the first and last lines of the block.
You can shift it left/right with alt-f7/alt-f8  If you remap the keys, the action is ''blockShiftLeft'' and ''blockShiftRight''
*You can shift it via the menu Edit, Selected>Shift selection
*You can uppercase or lowercase it with alt-k/alt-i or via the menu
*You can move it: position the cursor where you want the upper left corner to end up and press alt-m or use the menu
*You can copy it with alt-c
*You can delete it with alt-d
Remember that Alt-U de-selects the block.
*Note the following will shift the entire line of code, not just a section or block.
You can use SEU mode line commands LL and RR typed over the sequence number area.
LLnn will shift left nn columns.
See list of other keyboard shortcuts: [[WDSC_shortcuts]].
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===Vertical line in WDSCI editor===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00174.html]
Select Window -> Preferences -> LPEX  Editor -> User commands
*Click on the drop down arrow in Class Name box,
*select  com.ibm.lpex.samples.HairlineCommand
*Click Set apply  OK
*Then in the LPEX command line I enter
*'hairline cursor' or 'hairline off',  to turn on and off.
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===Prevent Enter generating a new line ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200710/msg00422.html]
*Window -> Preferences -> LPEX Editor -> User Key actions
*Map Enter to action 'home' or 'end'
Note if [[WDSC tips#Automatic structure completion|Automatic structure completion]] is on then 'Enter' will always generate a new line.
Helpful Keys to edit lines
CTRL-Enter        Generate an empty Line
CTRL-Backspace    Delete a line
CTRL-Delete        Field Exit
Home              Position cursor to beginning of line
Home then SHFT-Tab Position cursor in Line Numbers
See list of other keyboard shortcuts: [[WDSC_shortcuts]].
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===To Print RPG Indented Source===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200710/msg00482.html]
*You can print using the command line below the editor window
*press Esc when you are in the source. Or just click in it.
*Type ? print - you will see all the options.
*To get the entire source use
print tokenized off lineNumbers off
*To print only what you've selected, use
print block tokenized off lineNumbers off
*If you want line numbers and/or shading of elements, make the obvious changes.
*The print command works even if the File->Print option is disabled - as it is for indented source.
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===To show dates for source lines:===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00201.html]
*1. Open source in LPEX
*2. Right click on the source pane, select SOURCE, then SHOW DATE AREA.
To filter source line by date:
*1. Open source in LPEX
*2. Right click on the source pane, select FILTER VIEW, then DATE.
*3. Enter the date (or range) and selection criteria on the popup.
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===See SQL HOST variables in OUTLINE view. (is not possible)  ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00227.html]
*I've long wished that SQL host variables would be part of the outline.
*And file references in SQL statements - they CAN be parsed, after all, otherwise they could never be run by the system.
*So it is not impossible, just not in scope, it seems.
See [[WDSC tips#Find Field usage (for SQL where OUTLINE doesnt work) |Find Field usage (for SQL where OUTLINE doesnt work) ]]  for a work around.
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===Downloading source to PC to work offline ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200511/msg00015.html]
*Select all the members that you want to download,
*right click,
*select Make available offline. 
*Select Yes to the next dialog box. 
WDSC will download all the selected members to a iSeries project (named in my
*You can also travel with this project by exporting it,
*right click on project name and selecting Export. 
*Then select Project Interchange,check off your project,
*name a zip file to store it in, click finish.
You can then put the zip on a mem-stick and take it home (if that's what
you want to do with your time off).
*You will need to have WDSCi installed on your home PC.
*In Iseries Project Navigator you need to Import the zip file, reverse the Export steps above. You may need to create a project. File|New|Iseries Project
Be aware of the issue with Iseries Projects in the  [[WDSC tips#RPG source was not being saved|RPG source was not being saved]]
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===Fast Open another Source ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200509/msg00045.html]
Use Ctrl Shft A
Check [[WDSC shortcuts]]
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===Record/Playback for Signature marks===
original post  [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200801/msg00118.html]
You can also record the key strokes by using the start and stop recording
icons ( small squares) on the toolbar. 
*Press the start recording icon, insert your signature once, then stop the recording.
*Everytime you want to insert the signature,
*press the Playback recording (green arrow beside the two squares).
also see [[WDSC tips#Auto Marking Changes to the Source|Auto Marking Changes to the Source]]
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===Field Exit===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200509/msg00139.html]
Ctrl-Del  works like Field Exit.
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===Automatic structure completion ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200602/msg00001.html]
In Window -> Preferences -> Remote Systems -> iSeries -> LPEX Editor Parsers -> ILE RPG
Check the 'Automatic closure of control block'  and select your style.
You may need to 'Check' the  'Repeat previous specification type' to see the 'Automatic closure of control block'
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===RPG source was not being saved===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200712/msg00012.html]
*A RPG source was not being saved to my source file.
I can see the changes in WDSCi but not in the Iseries source.
*Another symptom is when debugging I need to select the Listing View as the debugger is finding some old source for the *SOURCE view.
*I cleared the File Cache and the debug cache.
*I discovered a work around.
Say the member is PGM001, I renamed it (via WDSCI by right-click on the source and Rename)
to PGM001X, do my changes and save them.  Then I rename the member back to PGM001.
*But the real problem was in Iseries Projects.
I had previously saved this source in a Project so that I could do work on my home PC.
When I deleted the member from the Window/Open Perspective/Iseries Project view all worked
as expected.
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===Error-messages are still showing in the edit view===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
*After compiling, getting errors, and fixing them, and recompiling successfully, the error-messages are still showing in the edit view.
*How to get rid of them with out closing the member
#or either Source>Remove Errors,
#or Source>Refresh.
*Its on IBM's list of requirements to automatically remove these during error list reloads.
*Remove messages from the source by choosing SOURCE/Remove Messages from the top of the screen.
*While you have theError List window open,
#click on the triangle in the top right corner of the window,
#choose Show Severity
#and uncheck Information to not show informational messages.
*From the same menu,
#click Messages,
#choose Insert Selected Only.
This will only insert the message you click on from the Error List Window into the source, and will remove the previous error message when you choose another from the Error List Window.
Click the X icon in the top left part of the iSeries Error List view.  (Note: This closes the error list view, but does not clear any errors inserted in the editor window.  However, it is important to remember that the errors are not made a part of the source itself.  They are simply shown in the LPEx editor window.)
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===SQLRPGLE Compiles how to find Compile errors ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200602/msg00196.html]
* First turn off Batch compiles (see compile [[WDSC tips#Within RSE, how to compile Interactively versus Batch|Interactively]] tip)
* Next select Compile(Prompt) to see the compile Parms
* Click All Parameters checkbox.
* Set the 'To source file parm to QSQLSRC in 'your lib' NOT QTEMP.
The compile will retreive the EVENTS file and show messages in the Iseries Error list View.
You can click on the error and the source will be displayed with the cursor positioned on the error, but be careful as to what source member is in the 'Location' column of the Iseries Error List view.
If the QSQLSRC member is listed you need to open the 'real' source to the same position to do the appropriate correction. 
Ctrl-L lets you jump directly to a given line, or you can type the line number in the Editor command line and you go directly to the line.
Should you find Compile(Prompt) to be a pain, you could customise the compile command.
*In Table View, Right Click a Source,Click Compile , Click Work with Compile commands
*Select CRTSQLRPGI and Click Edit
*Add  TOSRCFILE(&L/QSQLSRC) to the command, this saves you setting this parm all the time.
*I found some notes on SQL Restrictions
*In WSDC V6 Open the CODE editor
*Click Help,General Help
*Enter 'Code Tips SQL in RPG and Cobol'  Click GO
*Click 'CODE Tips and Techniques - SQL in RPG and COBOL '
*Read 'There are some restrictions you should be aware of:
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===Within RSE, how to compile Interactively versus Batch===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200309/msg00028.html]
*Window -> Preferences -> Remote Systems -> iSeries -> Command execution
There is a compile in batch check box.  Uncheck that because the
compile still draws from the Batch CPW of the server.
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===Custom Compile Commands===
In order to have WDSC automatically bring up the compile error list when you are using custom compile commands:
*Add {{code|OPTION(*EVENTF) SRCMBR(&N)}} to the end of your compile command.  This tells WDSC that the command being executed is a compile command.  Note that if you have a custom compile command that does not have these parameters, you can append them as a comment: {{code|/* OPTION(*EVENTF) SRCMBR(&N) */}}
*Make sure that you are setting a *CURLIB.
*For OPM compilers, use {{code|OPTION(*LSTDBG)}} or {{code|OPTION(*SRCDBG)}} to trigger creating the event file.
====Supporting posts====
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200712/msg00089.html]
How to get the error list back into WDSC
*Make sure that you are setting a *CURLIB.  This is very important, because that's how the UI finds the EVFEVENT file generated by the compiler. 
[http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3239&context=SSZND2&dc=DB520&dc=D600&dc=DB530&dc=D700&dc=DB500&dc=DB540&dc=DB510&dc=DB550&q1=compile&uid=swg21231854&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&lang=en Technote 1231854] from ibm.com describes the official IBM help on the subject. 
* [[WDSCi_troubleshooting#I_have_a_custom_compile_command.__How_do_I_get_the_error_list_back_into_WDSC.3F|WDSCi Troubleshooting]] points here.
Nazmin adds this: [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200712/msg00111.html]
*If you are running your compile commands from CL, the Error List View is not automatically opened to populate the errors.
*However, if you specified an option to generate the events file, say for OPM compiler {{code|OPTION(*LSTDBG)}} or {{code|OPTION(*SRCDBG)}}, an event file containing the errors is generated.
*You can manually open this events file in the Error List view and proceed normally.
*To locate the events file, look in the target library for the compile command for data file EVFEVENT.
*If you expand this file, you will see all the events files, with the same name as the source member and type mbr. Right click on this, choose the option to Show in Error List.
Andrew adds this: [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200712/msg00115.html]
*You can code your own Compiler command, which can then be used to determine which command to run, based on the source member type (you have to write your own code here to retrieve the source type).
*That will then run the command in question, i.e. CRTSQLCBL, CRTCICSCBL, etc.
*Your own command has to have a parameter called OPTION, that will accept *EVENTF or *NOEVENTF. The parameter doesn't have to do anything, but it needs to be there.
*When {{code|OPTION(*EVENTF)}} is specified, WDSC will look in the first 20 bytes of the *LDA. This must contain the library and member for the compiled source, so your compiler front end needs to ensure that the *LDA is correctly populated.
*Assuming that the *LDA is correct and that your IBM supplied compiler command (called by your front end) has been called with {{code|OPTION(*EVENTF)}} - WDSC will then automatically retrieve the correct event file and switch to that tab in the table view.
*Depending on your settings, this will also insert the error messages into the source member in the Editor.
*I spent a fair amount of time going through this, and found the following IT Jungle article invaluable [http://www.itjungle.com/fhg/fhg080404-story01.html] when creating our internal version for WDSC.
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==FIND ==
===Scan for a date when source lines were changed (like F14 in SEU)===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200504/msg00032.html]
*You could issue the "locate sequenceText" command (in the command line at the case of the RSE editor or press ESC to enable command line), then invoke it repeatedly from the LPEX command line (UP arrow key, Enter).
* example locate sequenceText 071201 to 071231
*You can filter by date. Right-click in the source and you can filter by date. ref [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200606/msg00004.html]
Locate is an [[WDSC tips#Editor Commands|Editor command.]]
There is more find info at [[WDSC Find Tips]]
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===Find Tips ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200702/msg00067.html]
Check [[WDSC Find Tips]]
Check [[RSE#Searching for text|Searching for text]]
* Click Help,
* Click Help contents
* Search on 'Regular Expression Grammar',
* click on 'Regular Expression Grammar to see ALL the codes.
*This is very useful when you tick the 'Regular Expression' check box in the LPEX Editor EDIT,Find/Replace.
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===Find Field usage (for SQL where OUTLINE doesnt work) ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00230.html]
*To see where a field is used,
*double click (select) the field name,
*then right click, Selected->Filter Selected.
*If you're command-line oriented, you can do the same thing with 'findText all field_name'
*Ctrl-W to go back to the normal view  or 'expandAll on command-line
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===Debug and SEP Service entry prints===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200403/msg00133.html]
(the post contains a lot of other information)
*In Iseries Table View
*Right Click on the Source
*Select Debug(service Entry)/Set Service Entry Point
*Next Panel Click OK (I have not done Service Programs)
*If you get a 'Iseries Debug Message has not been started yet' message, follow the instruction, then try again.
*When the SEP is is set click OK.
*Run the program, however you normally would, eg. call, menu option, whatever.
*You need to run the program under the User Profile in the SEP
Check [[Service Entry Point]], if you need to change the user profile of the SEP.
*The WDSC Debug view should pop up and you can set breakpoints view variables etc. etc. check [[Interactive debugger|Interactive Debugger]]
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===Clear Breakpoints===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200612/msg00271.html]
*In the Debug perspective
*Click the Breakpoints tab
*There is an icon, (looks like a double X) to remove all Breakpoints
You can manage ALL of your breakpoints across multiple programs and
multiple languages, both on the client and on the server.
You can enable and disable them, as well as remove them entirely.
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===Field Values===
original post [[http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200612/msg00250.html]]
*Window -> Preferences -> Run/Debug -> Compiled Debug
*Check Tick, 'Always use Debugger Editor while debugging'
FWIW  I also Check Tick 
*Allow hover evaluation
*Double-Click in Debugger Editor to add monitored expression
*Centre view on execution line 
([[User:FKOL|FKOL]] 21:17, 4 February 2008 (CST))
In V6.0, the debugger started to use iSeries Editor as the default editor
to display the source.  The fly over expression evaluation was available
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===Debug Breakpoints not breaking===
original post [[http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200802/msg00691.html]]
When Debugging also when debugging SQLRPGLE
*Use listing view
*Turn off all caching. Window -> Preferences -> Remote systems -> File Cache, ______ Click 'Clear cached files'
*Window -> Preferences -> Remote systems -> iSeries -> Cache, ______  Check 'disable caching' and click on the 'Clear cache' button.
*Refresh the  table view often, especially before setting the SEP.
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===User Actions ===
Check [[RSE#Running a user action|User Action]]
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===What are Profiles and Filter Pools for ===
Check [[Profiles, Connections, and Filters]]
Check [[RSE filter]]
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===Remap Keyboard Shortcuts===
Check [[WDSC LPEX#Remap keyboard shortcuts|remap shortcuts]]
Check [[WDSC shortcuts]]
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===Other Language Setup (Japanese)===
original post[[http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200606/msg00141.html]]
The assumption made is that your PC is set up to your preferred languange and the fonts are available on the PC.
*In Window -> Preferences -> Lpex Editor -> Appearance
*Change the font to the appropriate language.
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===RSEF1002E Error ===
Operation failed. File system input or output error.
*Exit WDSCi and reboot your PC.
*I changed my password recently. For some reason my password got disabled. Also my Netserver password was disabled. (see Disabled User IDs in Netserver via Navigator.)
*I reset my password, had my Netserver ID enabled and rebooted, all was OK.
original post [[User:FKOL|FKOL]] 05:17, 11 December 2007 (CST)
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===Easy Source Upload===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200710/msg00169.html]
(This came from the comment about copying source between systems)
*There are lots of useful RPG sources posted on the net,
*But , How do I get that source into my source file.
WELL  WDSCi is a really simple method to upload the source.
*Mark and copy the source you found on the net.
*In RSE use CRTL-Shift-A to open a source member into your favourite library/file. (Member will be created if it does not exist)
*Paste the source code and save it (CRTL-S is one way to save)
*Voila the source is now yours!!
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===The outline view of the RPG (or other) program doesn't show the fields TEXT.===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
The outline view of the RPG (or other) program doesn't have any way to show the TEXT associated with the field in a file, but:-
*You can easily open the Field Table View that does.
*This will open the iSeries Field Table View which gives all the field information.
#Right-click on the line with the F-spec
#Select the Show fields menu option.
*To show the properties of fields in files.
#Right click on a physical file object in RSE tree view
#and select show in table -> fields. 
*If you are using 7.0, you are also able to bring up a Field Table View by highlighting any (PF, LF, DSPF, etc...) file in an RPG program's F-Specs then select Source->Show Fields from the Menu Bar.
*The above tips only work if the file is externally described in the F specification.
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===List libs, objects, members, etc with descriptions?===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
Is there a way to list libs, objects, members, etc in the Remote Systems view with descriptions?
*The tree view doesn't support this - although if you look at the properties view - you will see the description when an item is selected in the tree view. 
*You should probably try the table view.  Window>Show View>Other (or iSeries Table View)
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===SQL result set only contains 50 rows ===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00254.html]
You need to open the Data View to enable this preference.
*Window -> Preference -> Data -> Sql Query  that lets you specify the maximum number of rows to return,
*as well as maximum bytes to retrieve for large columns.
*The default max number of rows is 50.
*Get V7 if you can.
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===I have these strange square symbols in my code.===
ref [[User: PabloMotte| PabloMotte]], 27 November 2007 (CST)
When you are in RS LPEX, right-click and select Source>Hex Edit line,  you will then see the hex value in the iSeries codepage, along with the client codepage.
Also, you can put the cursor on the square, press ESC (to move to the command line) and type "query hex". The "set hex 84" command will set the current cursor position to hex 84 (which turns on 'underline' for the SEU display).
* Examples of hex codes you can use with "set hex"
** 80 Normal     
** 81 Inverse     
** 82 White       
** 83 Inverse White
** 84 Underline   
** 88 Red
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===Run a program on your PC===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200711/msg00213.html]
There are several programs that come with System i Access for Windows that can be interesting to use, but you can run other programs on your PC too.  Those programs are {{code|wrksplf, wrkmsg, wrkprt and wrkusrj}} They are found in the System i Access program folder.  On my default install, that is {{code|C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access}}  To register one of these programs in WDSC 7.0.0.x, take the following steps:
* Run (from the menu.)
* External Tools and then select (again) External Tools.
* Click on the Program config once to select it.
* Click on the New Launch Config icon on the far left (the one with the plus sign) at the top of the panel.
** In the Main tab:
*** In the Name box I entered the name of the .exe (e.g. Wrksplf)
*** In 'Location' click 'browse file system' and drill to the exe in the IBM Client access folder and select the exe. 
*** In 'Working Directory', copy & paste the path and strip off the final slash and the name of the .exe
** In the Common tab:
*** In the middle, Display in favorites menu, select 'External Tools' and the new application will show up under {{code|Run->External tools}}
** Click apply, then run to test. Close the app.
When you select {{code|Run->External Tools}} again it should appear at the top of the context menu. You can change the order they appear on the {{code|Run->External Tools}} context menu by using {{code|Run->External Tools->Organize favorites}}
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===Where can I find a list of enhancements in V7?===
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
You can find the list here: [http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/wdt400/news/ga700.html]
===How do you work through learning the functionality of this application?=== 
original post [http://archive.midrange.com/wdsci-l/200706/msg00409.html]
*Currently I'm just stumbling through the basics, and I know I'm not doing many things the most productive way.
*I recommend that you try the tutorials included in the product as well as the PDM/SEU transition to RSE/LPEX - which was revamped and rewritten for v7.0. 
*Also, if you go to the WDSC web site [http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/wdt400] and search the support section - you will find additional tutorials and the labs from COMMON.
*Don Nitke has a site with a bunch of tutorials at [http://www.modernrpgiv.com/]
*Joe Pluta adds:
You can use the help and tutorials from within the product itself. 
There are some free tutorials out on the web, including my own first one.
You can buy my book, WDSC: Step by Step, which is based on version 5.1.2, but still pretty valid.
You can buy my training course from Rochester Initiative which is now available for version  7. 
*You can go to a jumpstart at a technical conference, or an all-day standalone seminar sponsored by your local user group. 
*Or you can contract with someone to come onsite and provide training.
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* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#User Actions|User Actions]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#What are Profiles and Filter Pools for|What are Profiles and Filter Pools for]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#Remap Keyboard Shortcuts|Remap Keyboard Shortcuts]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#Other Language Setup (Japanese font)|Other Language Setup (Japanese font)]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#Error Installing WDSC 7|Error Installing WDSC 7]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#Missing Filter Option|Missing Filter Option]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#Ghost Image for Install V6|Ghost Image for Install V6]]
* [[WDSC tips/SETUP#V7 Turbo Boost|V7 Turbo Boost]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#RSEF1002E Error|RSEF1002E Error]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Slightly Faster Startup|Slightly Faster Startup]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Easy Source Upload|Easy Source Upload]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#WDSCi Sign Off|WDSCi Sign Off]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#The outline view of the RPG (or other) program doesn't show the fields TEXT.|The outline view of the RPG (or other) program doesn't show the fields TEXT.]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#List libs, objects, members, etc with descriptions?|List libs, objects, members, etc with descriptions?]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#SQL result set only contains 50 rows|SQL result set only contains 50 rows]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#I have these strange square symbols in my code.|I have these strange square symbols in my code.]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Run a program on your PC|Run a program on your PC]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Missing Dialogue box in Iseries Command Log|Missing Dialogue box in Iseries Command Log]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Can't remove "work offline" setting|Can't remove "work offline" setting]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#Where can I find a list of enhancements in V7?|Where can I find a list of enhancements in V7?]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#How do you work through learning the functionality of this application?|How do you work through learning the functionality of this application?]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#My workspace is huge!|My workspace is huge!]]
* [[WDSC tips/MISC#WDSC v7.0 LPEX rapidly flashing between multiple source members|WDSC v7.0 LPEX rapidly flashing between multiple source members]]
==External links==
==External links==
The official WDSC web page [http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/wdt400/]
The official WDSC web page [http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/wdt400/]

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