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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Ctrl-m/Ctrl-Shift-m to navigate/select SQL statements

You can already use ctrl-m/ctrl-shift-m to jump between (or highlight) code blocks with the standard block identifiers like If/EndIf. It would be very good if the editor treated "exec sql" and ";" as block identifiers too. Use Case: Copying SQL fr...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

QShell Improvements

When starting a Qshell for an IBM i Connection within RDi, currently it behaves significantly different from the shell environment started in 5250 emulation with command STRQSH. Most important features STRQSH has, but RDi Qshell has not: 1) Upon s...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add edit/browse capability for called programs similar to copy books

When editing a CL or RPG source member in RDi, it would be cool if you could right click on a called program in that source and edit/browse that program in a new tab. This would perform similar to when you right click on a copy book. The LPEX edit...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

"Ctrl-a" (Select All) in a Find Dialogue text entry box should select text there only, not in the editor source

On RDi, with the Find Dialogue open in an active editor, with the cursor positioned in either the "Find" or "Replace" text box, pressing Ctrl-a to Select All should select only the text in that box. Currently, this keyboard shortcut select...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Change "Open Member in Editor" dialog to open "Select a member" or file tree level matching where you click on "Browse..."

In the "Open Member in Editor" dialog, you can specify everything from connection to library to file to member. If you don't know the library or file or member, you can browse for them. See "Open Member in Editor.png" attachment. But the browse di...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Member on second display cannot be used when accessing RDi commands via menu

I recently added a second monitor to my machine, to be able to utilize RDi more effectively. The second monitor is in portrait mode (picture a TV turned sideways). I've been dragging source onto the second screen & then maximizing the screen, ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Allow Kerberos to be specified by connection

Currently Kerberos Authentication (SSO) can only be specified for all connections. It would be preferred to specify authentication options by connection. My normal programmer profile does not have *CHANGE authority to production programs as requir...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Show Properties of Modules in Program Objects in RDI

RDi should display module source and service information for ILE programs like it does for OPM when a program is compiled with *DEBUG information. Some source information is available indirectly thru the Application Diagram, but it should be more ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Allow double click to expand/collapse an Outline element

Currently, to expand/collapse an Outline view element, like "Files", "Data Structures", "Fields", etc, (or any of the sub elements), we need to click the arrow to the left of the element name. It would be convenient to allow us to double click a g...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Tooltip for CL-Variables in Debug-Mode

In RPGLE the debugger is capable to show the contents of variables in a tooltip by selecting and hovering over its name. This functionality does not work for CLLE. Use Case: Any CLLE-program that needs to be debugged.
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration