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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...
30 days 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...
about 2 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 ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add .ignore file to i Project

Add a .ignore file (similar to the Git .gitignore file or the svn:ignore property) so that the developer can specify files or members that must be ignored by the Remote Reconciler. That would be very useful if a developer stores multiple i Project...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

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...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 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...
3 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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration