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My votes: RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Include SQL tables in Outline view

In Rational Developer for i (RDi) the Outline view should include SQL tables that are embedded in the code. Use Case: Even though there are not any RPG "F" specs or DCL-F statements it would be very useful to identify and allow navigation to table...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add alignment function to report designer

The Screen Designer function includes an alignment feature--i.e., you can right-click on a field and select the alignment option (Left,Center,Right). The Report Designer does not include this function. Use Case: While in Report Designer, add a fie...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Support UTF-8 and other non-job-CCSID character data in the RDi debugger

Character variables that do not have the job CCSID are not handled correctly in the RDi debugger. The value for the a_500 variable in the program below shows 'a|b' in the RDi debugger, and the a_utf8 variable shows '/ Â'. In the system debugger, ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Outline View: Filtering

I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to filter the items in the Outline, similar to the filtering in the Preferences dialog. Use Case: Especially when there are multiple copybooks or very large programs, the list can be extremely long ...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Allow current date usage in RDi snippet controls

The snippet view allows you to create dynamic variables, using "${varname}" string formatting. Allow the current date constant value to be selected. Use Case: I have some snippets I use, with variables to represent the current date. I have to cons...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Enhanced iProject

Now that we have completely free format starting in column 1 with unlimited columns, the next step is for the tools to support source in the IFS. I would like an enhanced iProject that resides in the IFS, and does not necessarily tie back to sourc...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Suppress warning message on CHGPF

When CHGPF is issues as a 5250 green screen command, and the effect is to drop or shorten a column, an inquiry message requesting to proceed is sent to the workstation so the user can allow the CHGPF to proceed. In RDi, this does not work since th...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Outline view for CL

The Outline view is very helpful when editing RPG program source. Can the Outline view be updated to show more than just the Labels in CL? For instance, can the declared fields, program parameters, and file declarations all be included on the Outl...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Activate Content Assist on more member types

It would be nice to be able to use Ctrl+Space (content assist) in member types like DSPF, PRTF and maybe even DDS PF. Use Case: In RPG we can get a list of op-codes or other standard code items by using the content assist feature. DSPF/PRTF member...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Have compile action always available

When you have a source member(s) open and the cursor is not active in the active source member and you use Ctl+Shift+C just compile the active source member. Currently it is grayed out and thus, annoying. Use Case: I'm editing a source member, cli...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration