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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Improved Support in RDi for C compiler

Improve the C compiler support in RDi. We get none of the options built in for RPG/RPG free so purchasing the product is not financially viable. I get all of the features offered in WSDc that I get in RDi and it was part of the WDS package. Use Ca...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RDI "Compare with" Option

Modiffy the "Compare with" option to allow entering a different file/library/member just like the 54 Option in PDM (CMPPFM Command). Old file . . . . . . . . . . . . *NEWFILE Library . . . . . . . . . . . *LIBL Old member . . . . . . . . . . . *NE...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Allow Include/Exclude of unused fields in outline view

Providing a toggle to show only referenced or only unreferenced fields would be a great time-saver when reviewing/debugging a program source. Use Case: Using data structure i/o, if you reference a table column without the ds qualification, it will...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Rational Developer for i, Source Compare too many clicks

In IBM Rational Developer for i, when you are in a source member, such as RPGLE, and you want to compare that source to another version of the source, say the production version you have to do a whole lot of clicking and typing before you find the...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Delete and other options on Outline view of DDS Desginer

Add options to the Outline view in the DDS Designer perspective--e.g., 'Delete' to delete the selected component, 'Align', etc. This should be available in the Design tab as well as the Source tab. It would enable edit functions on hidden fields a...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Revive "Remote Search" compile,verify and User options as was in WDSC 7.x

In WDSC 7.x there were options on the context menu for compile, verify and user options that appeared in the "Remote Search" view. Now these options are gone. The remote search is one of the best tools that comes with RSE in RDp, etal. I am not ce...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Allow for case option in RPG Procedure Wizard

I love the RPG procedure wizard for creating my RPG procedures. However, there is one thing that I think would make it better. If there was a way to be able to specify the case of the text in much the same way you can specify how you want the "'EN...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

In the LPEX editor, add an option to Copy/Move a selected block before the current line.

In the LPEX editor, add an option to copy or move a selected block before the current line. At present, the only option is to move the block to after the current line. If you are trying to move something to the top, you have to split the top line ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Split Source support in RDi - any source type

Change so that source split keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+2, Ctrl+0, Alt+Shift+arrow) works with any source type. Use Case: We utilize atypical source member types to store SQL scripts, e.g., TABLE, SCRIPT, INDEX, SCHEMA, etc. As scripts become lengthy...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Allow CHGPF and ALTER TABLE to drop columns

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...
about 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration