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Code Lists with many records difficult to support

Individual code lists that contain hundreds of rows are very difficult to support. Searching is impossible. Deployment is all or nothing - need an append new rows option for deploy. Web interface for viewing does not show enough rows of data.
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  • Dec 19 2017
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What is the idea priority? Medium
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID38807
RTC ID RTC_ID395832
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=38807
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    September 24, 2018 13:41

    I agree codlist viewing/maintenance needs revision.

    For viewing I had to write a VBS script that pulls the data from the B2B database and writes it to an Excel file. We have codelists with 6,000+ rows. The UI only shows sender/receiver/description. It doesn’t display TEXT1-9. It also only displays 15 rows at a time. A search would also be helpfull.

    For deploying new rows an append would help immensely. What I have to do is:

    1. Create an Excel comma delimited file with sender/receiver/description/text1-9.
    2. Run the Excel file through a map to create a deploy XML file (export XML file format)
    3. Do an export of the production codelist and combine the two of them. Then do an import.