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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Include Python and Perl IDE in RDi

IBM wants developers to use open source languages, therefore IBM has delivered Python and Perl. There is no IDE for these languages with IBM i integration.Please deliver plug-ins and perspectives for Rational Developer for i (RDi) for these new la...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Improvement of RDi Commands log and Joblog view

RDi view Commands Log should become more readable by providing means to filter displayed text. Best would be to filter by program call level, and first and second level message text. The same should be provided for the Joblog View.Also it should b...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Enhance Find to search collapsed code

Update the Find functionality to find the search argument in collapsed code. Currently the LPEX editor says the argument is "not found" if all occurrences of it are in a block of code that has been collapsed. Ideally update LPEX to pull the line c...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

RDI: Source window should not be closed before saving of the source is completed

After editing a source in the Remote System Explorer and hitting "X" to close it, then I'm asked if I want to save the changes. Clicking on Yes it closes the source window after a short time. I then expect that it has finished saving the source an...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

RPG Refactor Redundant Code

It would be awesome to highlight a piece of code, find all instances of the highlighted pattern, and refactor all instances to a subroutine or a procedure. For example, the code below. I found three instances of this code in the same program. This...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Create/Amend filters using search results

When I access PDM's "find string" from within RDP (or through a remote search), I would like to add the results into a new/existing member filter, object filter and/or iProject folder with a click of a context option. This will allow large filters...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Shortcut for iProject Remote Action - Compile

We are using iProjects and have to compile a single source with Remote Actions - Compile, but there's actually no shortcut for it.(We cant't use Project build (Alt+Shift+B) ). You have to right-click to open context-menu, then left-click "Remote A...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add hover help features for Constant length to aid programmer productivity.

While editing programs, we often hover over a variable to see definition information. If it is a constant (DCL-C) type, when hovered over, you see only the value. You do not know the length. It would be helpful to add the length of the constant, s...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

DB Development Perspective allow subset on Edit

IBM Rational Developer for i (RDi) version has a Database Development perspective that allows editing of the contents of a Db2 table (right-click on table->Data->Edit). This brings back an arbitrary subset of the rows in the table. T...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration