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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
28 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
28 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI: Enable change of sources only in specific libraries

In our source management system we have a source library for programs in production and a library for sources that are being changed. We copy the source from the source library to the development library when they are to be modified. You can only ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Submitted

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add Align menu to right click context menu in report design to replicate functionality that is in screen design

It would be nice to be able to align headers/fields/constants, etc. in a printer file (PRTF) to the parent like you can when designing a screen (DSPF). Please replicate the right click context menu item Align (with it's sub menu) from the screen d...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add edit/browse capability for called programs similar to copy books

When editing a CL or RPG source member in RDi, it would be cool if you could right click on a called program in that source and edit/browse that program in a new tab. This would perform similar to when you right click on a copy book. The LPEX edit...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add the possibility to define user-variables for templates (e.g. User-Name, Department, aso) as it is possible for Snippets!

We are using snippets for creating new source-members. We want to replace them by templates. If we can define our own variables for the instance of RDi, we can automate the creation of source-members. We think that would be helpfull for a lot of c...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Allow Resequencing and Delete options for Filters in RDi

When changing an existing Member, File, or Library filter, you're choice is to add filter entries. I would like to be able to delete existing filter entries and resquence the existing entries so that the (in this case) members appear in my desired...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Allow Copy operation with cursor in line number

When marking text, but having the cursor in the line number area, CTRL-C (Copy) doesn't copy the selected text on the clipboard. This requires the cursor to be repositioned which is rather annoying. CTRL-C should work whenever the cursor is in the...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration