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Visual Studio Add-Ins - Server Explorer - Data Connections - Equivalent Functionality to IBM Data Studio

Our shop is primarily .NET development and our application developers do much of the creation and management of database objects on DB2 z/OS (and soon Db2 - fka LUW). The VSAI Server Explorer feature is lacking much of the functionality of IBM Data Studio, requiring our developers to switch between the Visual Studio and Data Studio IDEs. This results in inefficiency, and requires a steeper learning curve for .NET developers already familiar with the Visual Studio paradigm.

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  • May 15 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developers, IT Managers
How should it work?

As a start, enhance the views under Server Explorer - Data Connections.

The "All Objects" view should mirror IBM Data Studio Administration Explorer list of object types (not just Tables, View, Procedures, and Functions). The list under each object type should include schema.object-name, not just object-name. Future releases could include a full expansion of the list to include the object-type specific attributes, much like the table format used by Data Studio.

The "By Schema" view should mirror the IBM Data Studio Data Source Explorer Schemas tree view, including all schemas (not just table schemas, as are listed today) and the object types (Aux Tables through Views) under each schema.

The intent is to allow developers to stay within the Visual Studio IDE, and hence embrace IBM Data Servers, instead of the deficiencies that this front-end reflects to those already familiar with other database offerings.

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification Keep development moving forward on Db2.
Customer Name Southern California United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Food Employers Joint Benefit Funds Administration, LLC
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