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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add Color Highlight to Item Names in RSE Tree View

In RDi, it would be wonderful to be able to tag a source member name, a file or other object name with a specific text color or background color in order to make the item stand-out on the tree list. This should be "sticky" so that it does evaporat...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDi Allow viewing debug variable values from Outline View

It would be so useful if right clicking a variable in the Outline View in debug mode would display the variable's contents, or perhaps other various debug options. Use Case: If I need to view a field that exists in the program but isn't referenced...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Make RDi main product reopen on monitor it was shut down on when restarted

I have needs to have several different compile environments and I do not use multiple connections because I have to use tools in RDi that do not honor those connections properly. So, I often set up the library list for the environment I want and I...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Modify cache for system commands to prevent constant downloads of commands that prompt.

I often need to use ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE when supporting other developers. While working remotely it has become noticeable that the ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE commands are never cached locally and are always downloaded. I guess one could say 1o 15 sec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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

RDi Live Parsing / Outline needs a better cache

Remote connection to IBM i server through VPN tunnel causes Live Parsing / Outline feature to slow down excessively. Update process to have a preference to refresh and a time for auto-refresh of the cache. When the time has not passed DO NOT check...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Add the table's column text description to the Outline view.

When viewing a program's opened files/columns, within the Outline view (under the "File" category), it would be very convenient to be able to see each column text description, defined by the given table. This could show up directly within the Outl...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi 9.6: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM

Rational Developer for i (RDi) 9.6.0.7: RSE filter/show in table - select member by modified date like F17 in PDM.Actually in RSE is not possibile to filter the member list (filter or show in table view) by modified date. Use Case: For example: I ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI-COBOL: Allow apostrophe for SQL literal delimiter

See Support Case TS003461172--PMR's are old school :-! In the LPEX editor, SQL statements with a blank value trigger a "SQL0113 Name ' not allowed" message. e.g.: ----------------------------exec sqldeclare SampleCursor cursor forselect Field1, ' ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect