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My ideas: RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 12 Delivered

Option to suppress individual RDI "not used" markers

RDi marks variables that aren't used in the left margin, the right margin and a blue squiggle under the variable. The mouse-over tells you that the item isn't used. There are times when you want to permanently suppress that for a given variable in...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

RDI: Operation on file or record format should be shown in outline

In the outline I would like to be able to see what kind of operation is done on a file or record format.It could be I/O/U for input/output/update or M for modify. "I" could be used to show a read or chain operation;"O" could be used for a write op...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

ON-EXIT could be colored differently

Syntax highlighting: The ON-EXIT opcode, while technically an opcode, could be more noticeable if it were colored like a "control flow opcode" instead of regular "opcode". Then it would look like the monitor/on-error/endmon and return opcodes inst...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Hover text for record formats shows file name

Hover text has been added to RDi which provides dynamic cross referencing. For example, when the cursor is placed over a file name, the declaration is shown. I would like to request a similar function for record formats so that when the cursor is ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

Rational Developer Outline View: Add a section for "Literals"

In the Outline View, under Global Definitions and Local Definitions, a group exists for Constants. An additional group of "Literals" would aid refactoring efforts to replace hard-coded values with data items (a variable, procedure, etc.) Use Case:...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in, RDI debug can't show data in UNICODE. i'd like to see UNICODE (GRAPHIC) data in debug mode under RDI. Use Case: RPG program manipula...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Do not mark data structure or other container as unreferenced when any subfield is referenced

In recent releases of RDi, unreferenced variables and file declarations are marked with an information annotation. If a data structure is not, in itself, referenced, it is so marked. But any subfield that IS referenced is not marked. I want the co...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

RDI: Key Fields in outline should not be sorted

In the outline there is a tag called "Key Fields" showing the key fields in the file. That is a good idea. But if you have selected "Sort by name" then the fields in this tag are sorted too. This is not very practical because you have to deselect ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered