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Export LPEX Outline View

The content of the LPEX Outline view should be exportable. It would be a great basis for application documentation—even better if the context help for procedures/fields/constants would be included. JSON or XML would be fine maybe also a readable f...
6 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

Freely Choose Tab Color for Members in LPEX

The user should be able to set the color of an LPEX tab. Example: When working on a customer management application, one could color all members (RPG, DDS, CL etc.) that belong to processing the customer list in one color and the ones that belong ...
6 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

Display a timestamp in the Error List header to indicate when the currently displayed messages were retrieved

When compiling a source member yields identical results to the previous compile - typically when there are no errors - it is impossible to tell that another compile has occurred. Under several circumstances, a compile may not actually occur when r...
8 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Future consideration

RDI: Content assist can not show fields in data structures with more than 2 levels

In RDI you can normally use content assistent ( ctrl+space) to select a field from a list of fields. This works ok for data structures with 2 levels but if you have 3 or more it doesn't work. Example:dcl-ds myDS1 qualified; field1 like(myField1); ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow should navigate syntactic word boundaries

RDI does not properly recognize token boundaries when navigating text. In Windows text editors, Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right are used to move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous or next word. This navigation does function in RDI, but ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi show full qualified member name in member comparison

In a member comparison, only the member name is displayed in the title bar. Use Case: In the case of the same member names in different libraries or source members, it would be helpful which member is displayed on the left and right. Please show t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add a colored border for different environements in RDi

In IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Run SQL Scripts it is possible to set a colored border for different environments/connections. This is really helpful when working on different (customer) environments or test and productive environments. A...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration