The Object Table View is very powerful, both as a standalone view and as part of the PDM perspective.
By Joe Pluta
In my last article, I introduced you to the Object Table View. This is a relatively recent addition to Rational Developer for i (RDi) and was added in response to those of us who found that the Remote System Explorer (or RSE) perspective was a little too alien. The Remote System Explorer looks at the entire storage of an IBM i as a single hierarchical file system. And while that's technically true, it's just not the way many people think of it, especially traditional green-screen developers. But before we move on to the Object Table View, I'd like to present a feature of RDi called a filter, which can be used in both the Remote Systems and Object Table Views.