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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2012

Create an WMB ESQL Editor that supports the concept of code assist templates

For a Java editor within Eclipse, it supports the concept of code assist templates to speed up development.

To see the Java templates: Window->Preferences->Java->Editor->Templates

A template is very much a programming language within Eclipse where you can control what would be added or where you want your cursor to end on any given statement, such as "for."

To invoke within the Java editor, the developer types the desired pattern ("for") and presses + Spacebar.

Code assist in a basic form exists within an ESQL Editor, but the "templates" part is hard-coded into the plugin code.

Also, the ESQL code assist doesn't have the flexibility of a Java code assist where you can hit the key to go navigate through the code fragment as you fill it out.

Finally, there is no "notes" section within code assist where the developer could look at a "case" statement and show a code fragment example. This is something that's available within the Java code assist.

Provide the ESQL editor with code assist features similar to Java code assist.

To learn more about Java's code assist:

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 19934
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2020

    RFE Review. Although we have not yet managed to prioritize the implementation of this feature we continue to monitor its popularity. Status of the RFE is maintained as Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2013

    I've been looking for this as well and was disappointed when I found out it wasn't supported.

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2012

    Good suggestion, thanks! There are some places in which the ESQL editor lags behind Java, and we'd like to enhance the ESQL editor to support a similar feature set to Java. We aim for a consistent development experience in the Message Broker Toolkit wherever we can, and this requirement is completely consistent with that aim.