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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Prevent unknown RPGLE language features from breaking validation/outline view

Working for a financial company, users are extremely limited in their ability to download and install updated versions of developer tools. It can be years between updates to Rational Developer, as getting a new version requires a lengthy verificat...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Delivered

RDi 9.8 IBM i Search Member filter

In RDi 9.8, the IBM i Search (CTRL-H => IBM i Search) doesn't retain the prior Member filter. Prior versions (e.g. 9.6) did so. This means that the vaule must be suppplied every time. Previously, I set it to "*" once and never had to change it ...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Table "Files" should contain entries for all the known types used for source file members by default and not only a subset.

When opening a stream file in the IFS with the LPEX editor, then the LPEX editor has to determine if the stream file contains text or binary content. This will be done by the extension of the stream file name and the content of the table "Files" i...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

Rational Developer for i Keepalive for Debug Server

For Debug Server started using the command STRDBGSVR the Keep Alive on its port (3825) is never sent.See case TS008748689 Use Case: We found that despite any value set on CHGTCPA TCPKEEPALV parameter the QB5ROUTER "debug server router function" se...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

RDI: show percentage of zoom in/out in the source

In RDI you can zoom in or out (change font size) in the source using ctrl+ and ctrl- I would like that the percentage is shown to the left of the maximize/minimize buttons in the LPEX editor.Maybe also the possibility to click on a "+" ot "-" to i...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

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 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Open /COPY member from outline

There are times when the outline is not everything from a copy member and I need to review the internals of that source. It would be nice to have an option to know the outline item is from a copy member and have the option to open that member. Use...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

RDI: Outline does not show data structure is modified by XML-INTO

Given the code xml-into query %xml(response : XMLoptions); In the outline the data structure query is shown referenced but not modified.I'm at RDI 9.6.0.9 Use Case: You can't see that the data structure query is modified by a xml-into statement. I...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered