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Restore integrated execution of sql

with 9.8, you have to open your code separately in iACS RSS rather than just <F5> to execute the sql with RDi RSE
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow "Refactor" to rename the record format named on the SFILE() keyword in a dcl-f statement.

When refactoring record format names in a display file, I noticed that using the Refactor action on the record format name works fine everywhere BUT the file specification that references the record format name on a SFILE() keyword. I have to reme...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Show true data type of parameters declared with *EXACT

When showing content assist, or in the Outline view, when displaying the prototype of a procedure, show the actual declared data type for the parameters declared with options(*EXACT). This keyword requires that we pass a variable declared EXACTLY ...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

SQL1103 in Error List for QTEMP tables

On a compile, the Error List shows SQL1103 (Column definitions for table &1 in QTEMP not found) for QTEMP tables that don't exist in the RDi job. Those messages are irrelevant and can cause pertinent warnings to be missed. RDi should suppress ...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Display fields and/or structures defined with TEMPLATE differently in the outline.

It's nice to know that a data element is a "data type" or "template" rather than usable storage. Also, if you have the knowledge available during editing, don't suggest TEMPLATE items in calculations. They're OK for like() and likeds(), %size(), t...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add Compare/Merge API that ignores source sequence/dates

Probably the single most requested RDi function that customers ask for is the ability to do compare/merge of source members without impacting existing source sequence/dates - we cannot provide this ability without help from Eclipse/IBM, to either ...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add API for Debug (Set Service Entry Point) actions in RDi

One of the most common requests we have for customers is the ability to do the Set Service Entry Point action from within our plugin - we cannot provide this ability without help from IBM, to either document an existing public interface or provide...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add keyboard shortcut: Navigate to next/previous DCL-PROC statement (bonus: position the DCL-PROC to top of window)

Example: In a module with 50 procedures being able to quickly bring the next or previous procedure to line 1 would be a time save. For those who flip monitors to a portrait view this would be more beneficial. Extending this behavior to BEGSR state...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Let RDi correctly retrieve compile results when compiling two objects with the same same at the same time

The problem is, that the "Error List" view is not correctly loaded, when two objects of the same name but different types are compiled at once. In that case only the compile result of the second compile is displayed. The first idea is to change RD...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Use checksums for testing files for changes.

Today RDi uses timestamps for testing local and remote members for changes. If the timestamps do not match, the Remote Reconciler assumes that a member was changed on the local or remote system. But of course that may not be true. For example, mem...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration