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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Binder language automatic generation

It would be an excelent feature if RDp allow the user to select from a list of procedures in an RPG source code, which procedures are going to be exported. RDp generates the necessary binder language in a source member specified by the user. Use C...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add option to show indent for entire source member Shift-Ctrl-O

If you position your cursor on an if/endif or other kind of loop, RDi shows arrows and lines in the left margin to indicate where the loop starts and ends. It also documents begin/end within the top loop. I would like an option to mark the entire ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enable iProject to have an associated JOBD.

I have a number of ongoing iProjects and generally each projects requires it's own attributes when submitting for compilation or when executing. It would be greatly beneficial if I could specify an IBMi jobd where RDi could get attributes from bef...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Show me where I am when debugging

When I am debugging using the Step-Thru functionality it would be so helpful to have the subroutine in which I am currently executing displayed in some manner, or have the outline view highlight the current subroutine. Use Case: Anytime one debugs...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Expand a *BNDDIR object to see the entries

In RSE, the ability to expand a *BNDDIR object to see the entries (*SRVPGM and *MODULE objects) and/or a "Show in table" option Use Case: Without that we have to use the WRKBNDDIRE command on a 5250 screen
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDi Outline view separate Include values

Within RDi v9.5, the Outline view shows groups of Files, Data Structures, Fields, Constants, Indicators, etc. however when using modular development techniques with Copy/Include members there's no way to segregate these elements from the core sour...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Content Assist - Allow in Browse Mode

Allow content-assist to be used when browsing a source member. Content Assist may have started out as an auto-completion tool, but it has also become an amazing tool for quick information about a field, procedure, etc. Use Case: When we have two p...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Screendesigner shows G-fields with CCSID1200 and *LEN with wrong length

When using Graphic-Fields with CCSID 1200 and *LEN or *MIN, the Screendesigner paints them with a wrong length and overlaps fields or records which is not correct. Also the Sourcecode Editor shows wrong error messages. You can compile the display ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Automatic source building

The features allows the user to configure how an specific source member will be compiled and binded in order to automatically build the source when a change is detected on the code. Use Case: The user press right click on a source member and selec...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Service Entry Point - center execution line

Preferences specify to center execution line when in debug but that and double clicking on a variable to set a monitor don't work unless I change to *LISTING. Also why isn't my operating system (i5) listed as an option? Use Case: I'm a programmer ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration