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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Do not show unused annotations for unnamed subflelds in RPG source

In Rational Developer for I, when editing ILE RPG source, an annotation icon may appear in the left margin of a source line which defines a field to notify the user that field is not used in the source program. These “Not Used” annotations may app...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Would like to put the "Quick Filter" controls at the bottom of the Object List view.

The "Quick filter" controls are too wide when placed on the left or right side of the Object List view when the Object List view is tall and skinny. I run with the Object List view oriented vertically along the right-hand side of the RDi window, j...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Add a timestamp to the error log view

It is often not clear if I am looking at an old or a new log. Please add a timestamp here.
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Improve the formatting of free form SQL

It would be a good idea to improve the formatting of the free form SQL.This is the result of the formatting performed by RDi: exec sql select * into :dsreginv :nullinds from json_table (:jsonresponse, '$' columns (internalid char(100) path '$.Inte...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

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...
11 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 ...
12 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Adding a hyperlink to comment source code when developing in Remote System Explorer in RDi.

We use Jira as our document control/status control/issue tracker. We also put this Jira number within our source code as a comment. It will be great if we can add a hyperlink to that Jira number, so when you click on this hyperlink it will take yo...
over 2 years 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...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered