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Allow abbreviation autocomplete with DB2 passthrough

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Allow abbreviation autocomplete with DB2 passthrough

Does anyone know if this is possible with an option I'm not aware of, or hopefully, it's in the pipeline for an upcoming enhancement?

 

I have several user-defined keyboard abbreviation macros, but I do a lot of development with a pass through to DB2. Unfortunately, the autocomplete pop up does not work for abbreviation macros within the connect to DB2 statement. I totally understand SAS specific keywords not available for autocomplete, but it would be nice if I could have my user created abbreviations available. Autocomplete works for user created macro variables, even within the connect to DB2 statement. I just wish the keyboard abbreviations were available to autocomplete in the same way.

 

I know, I can still run them manually or with a keyboard shortcut, but I have a lot and I'm bad at remembering all their keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Allow abbreviation autocomplete with DB2 passthrough

Posted in reply to bobpep212
I still wish this was available for the autocomplete in DB2 pass-through where I can start typing and see my autocomplete abbreviations, but I did just learn about ctrl-shift-B thanks to a recent, somewhat related post. That shortcut brings up a list of all user created keyboard abbreviations and seemingly works within any program context, including comments.
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